When I was reading Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, the author advised readers to imagine people you admire seated with you at a round table. When you do this, you are creating character pegs by imagining these flesh-and-blood testaments of your desired abstract characteristics.
In my case, people from all walks of life inspire me. The list below includes an actress, a computer genius, a writer, a scientist, and a fashion photographer. Using my imagination, I interact with these people. I tell them what exact qualities or principles in life I want to absorb from them, and I concentrate on the attainment of those things. I hope this will inspire you to create your own imaginary round table.
(Photo of Barbra Streisand screencap of Funny Girl courtesy of Columbia Pictures, Photo of Natalie Goldberg by dickinsonstateu via Flickr Creative Commons, Photo of Steve Jobs by Ben Stanfield via Flickr Cretive Commons)