In an ever-evolving world driven by innovation and relentless change, the pursuit of success and well-being is a universal endeavor. Meditation, an age-old practice, has transcended geographical boundaries, resonating with leaders and visionaries across the globe. From the bustling tech hubs of Silicon Valley to the sun-soaked shores of Australia, meditation is a guiding force that has transformed the lives of some of the world's most renowned entrepreneurs. Could meditation be something for you? Or is it already a part of your daily rituals? In this post, we highlight insights on meditation from a number of visionary leaders.

Oprah Winfrey, a highly influential American media mogul, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist known for her impactful contributions to the entertainment and broadcasting industry, as well as her extensive philanthropic work says: 

“Meditation, in whatever form you choose, helps you resist. What I know for sure, and have had to learn through much trial and error: The voice that truly matters is the silent voice of awareness, consciousness, aliveness.”

Tim Ferriss, renowned author, entrepreneur, and host of one of the world’s most popular podcasts “The Tim Ferriss Show” emphasises meditation's power to enhance cognitive abilities and foster creativity.

“...just being in that stillness is incredibly rewarding. I get really a ton of clarity and I get a ton of energy from it.

And [this has] been proven in scientific studies, by the way, in all kinds of things from healing trauma, to giving you more energy, to giving you more focus in your work. Meditation is a pretty incredible tool.”

It’s also interesting to note that more than 80% of Tim’s interviewees, visionaries and thought-leaders from around the globe, have some form of daily mindfulness or meditation practice.

Former CEO & Co-founder of Twitter  Jack Dorsey, uses meditation to increase his capacity for focus and clarity. Dorsey says he aims to meditate one hour in the morning and at night: “I've more or less kept up the practice of two hours ... a day,” but “if you can just get 10 minutes, and sometimes that's all I can find, that's what I do.”

Australia's much loved, and world famous, actor and performer, Hugh Jackman dives in during his meditation practice: “In meditation, I can let go of everything. … I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.” 

Author, columnist, and businesswoman, Arianna Huffington best known as the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, as well as a prominent advocate for wellness and sleep advocacy.

“Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.” 

From Oprah Winfrey to Arianna Huffington, the importance of balance, well-being, and mindfulness is undeniably clear. Gallantly, much like the practices embraced by these influential figures, is rooted in the idea that true success encompasses not only professional achievement but also personal well-being. It's about recognising that the pursuit of bold and brave goals should be complemented by self-care, mindful living, and a sense of purpose.

These thought-leaders aspire to live boldly and bravely while maintaining a deep connection with their inner selves. It’s about aligning ambition with mindfulness, hustle with self-care, and entrepreneurship with a sense of purpose.

In the grand symphony of life, the Gallantly world offers a harmonious blend of ambition, mindfulness, and purpose—a tune worth dancing to.


What Oprah Knows About The Power of Meditation

Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts

Jack Dorsey 11 Wellness Habits (CNBC)

Wellbeing: Quotes on Meditation

Parade: Quiet the Mind

You might also like to check out the Calm app for Meditation and Sleep.

Photo by Savanna Goldring


October 17, 2023 — Gallantly Team

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