Self Esteem through Greek Philosophers eyes

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    Dimitris Mavromatis

S.W.O.T analysis in one of the best marketing tools for Business and marketing plans. What about using it for ourselves? Life it’s all about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Capitalize our strengths, identify and cure our weaknesses, discover opportunities, be proactive for the threats.

How can do all of them without high self-esteem.

Again, my favor recourses, the Ancient Greek philosophers left us a lot of paradigms because Greek philosophy is a road map for a proper and business life.
Are you anxious? Depressed? Then try Greek philosophy 2,000-year-old words of wisdom to be transformed to your real life. Be sure this will equip you to help and solve the modern-day problems.

 “Gnothi seauton” is the motor of our self-esteem and it’s the motor of our whole life. It means know yourself, expresses self-awareness and says that when we understand ourselves we understand other humans as well.

For Socrates the Greek philosopher this was an important part of his philosophy.  Self-knowledge is the most important knowledge we should pursue. 
Understanding ourselves is the first and most basic step toward a healthy self-esteem. We understand ourselves when know our strengths and weaknesses.  But we don’t stop at the point of just knowing ourselves because there is in each of us a huge force of life’s expression.

Self-knowledge leads us to develop what we recognize as our strengths and to work with what we learn to be our weaknesses.
Remember what Aristotle said: «You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit.”
To find yourself, think for yourself.” “Let him who would move the world first move himself.” “My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves». «The most important thing I can tell you is to believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself.” are some of Socrates famous quotes.

So how we can see ourselves more positively? Or how can we raise our self-esteem and thereby our effectiveness in every part of our life, our work and our relationships? Try to follow this 4X4 model:


  1. Think before you act, the time is yours and do what’s right by choosing your actions wisely.
  2. Do the best you can and don’t accept anything less than the best from you.
  3. Treat other people the way you’d like to be treated.
  4. Focus on the present moment


  1. Gain the trust of all.
  2. Gain the respect of people.
  3. Gain the affection of others.
  4. Be people centralize person.