Updated: Apr 11
It is the end of an era, and the beginning of King Charles III reign as Queen Elizabeth has passed on at age 96.
That happened yesterday, as I write this post. What can we learn from the life of Queen, who by many ..
accounts hardly ever put a foot wrong during her entire reign?
Making the right choices - First of all, she mostly made the correct decisions. Unlike some of her male family, she seemed to steer clear of controversy herself, although it found the family quite often through the very visible media attention that plagued the likes of her son and grandson.
Work ethic - Despite being a week away from death at 96, one of her last jobs was to meet the new Prime Minister Liz Truss, and apparently, she did this with all the professionalism that made her a stalwart of the British Royal Family and an icon of Britain.
Vulnerability - She was human, despite having a 'stiff upper lip' and bearing burden well over the years, perhaps a result of her experiences in the second world war or perhaps just a personality trait, she was at times seen to be human. She sat alone when her husband Prince Phillip passed away during the lockdown, and in some of her speeches she acknowledged his role as her 'rock and stay', she also made quite personal comments when Princess Diana died, showing she had a heart, despite herself being the rock on which Britain has relied for so many years.
What other traits of the Queen do you feel are worth emulating for a successful life, well lived?