Queen Elizabeth II Longest Reigning Monarch

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Queen Elizabeth II Longest Reigning Monarch

Today Queen Elizabeth II overtakes her great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, as the longest reigning monarch of Britain.  It’s an incredible milestone and it got me thinking.  What does it take to be a queen?  For Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria they were both born into the “job.”

But being a queen is much more than a job, it’s a calling.  Both women were called, groomed, and both women answered to their destiny.

For the rest of us who don’t get handed our life’s purpose on a silver platter, how do we decide our life’s purpose (because I do believe that you can decide?

The good news is that we have a lot more choice than the Queens Elizabeth and Victoria.  The bad news is that with so much choice, it can seem daunting to focus on one thing.

I have a belief that if you want to make a difference in the world, if you want to play big, if you have the courage, you can choose and act on your life’s purpose.  We all have special talents to offer the world.  We all have causes that we are passionate about.  We all are capable of taking action.  Yet we get caught up in the distractions of modern life.

On this day in which we keep two English queens in our hearts and minds, I call to you to celebrate your own reign.  Celebrate how you are leading and making a difference in your own life and the lives of others.  Because whether you know it or not, you already are.

Winston Churchill once referred to Queen Elizabeth II as “The lady whom we respect because she is our queen, and whom we love because she is herself.”  What would you like to be respected for?  And what do people tell you that they love about you?

Keep shining and never stop dreaming


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