The Cause Concept

Evaluator, Judge
Exemplar, Role Model
Counselor, Advisor, Guide, Trainer, Teacher
Provider, Source

Short Definition
A person who decides or gives an opinion on something or someone
A person who estimates the quality or worth of someone or something
A person or thing serving as a typical example or an excellent model of a specified quality
A person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems
A person who is an expert in a particular field and who gives advice
A person who shows the way to others
A person that helps someone to form an opinion or make a decision or calculation
A person who writes a book or creates another type of resource providing information on a subject
A person who teaches another person a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time
A person who shows or explains to someone how to do something
A person who makes adequate preparations to supply or equip another person with resources 

Summarized Definition
A Cause is an expert evaluator, exemplar, trainer, and provider of resources in a particular field for someone throughout the journey of sacrifice she must make to obtain her Desire. 

In the diagram, an Exemplar Cause is in the same position as our Desire at Point B because he has already obtained compatibility in his marriage, family, and community relationships or is ahead of us on the journey. He stands as a tangible example of it. It is usually because we have been evaluating an Exemplar Cause that we initially form our Desires.

Because a Cause is an expert in the journey he can stand anywhere between Points A and B as a trainer, evaluator, and provider. He has been where we are now and is able to prepare us for our journey to Point B. He has the ability to teach us the essential skills. He is capable of accurately evaluating us on how we’re progressing along the journey, which gives us crucial feedback that keeps us on track.

Thus the yellow points as well as the yellow line represent all the locations in which a Cause has the capacity to stand.