Hi, I’m Leah Paluca
A Nurse and Digital Mompreneur.
With three kids and demanding jobs as nurses in the time of a pandemic, my husband and I were almost never around for all the important events in our kids’ lives.
I was even pregnant with our third child when news of the novel coronavirus hit the news. Even then, I still had to show up at the hospital because they needed more hands to help out with the cases and other medical emergencies. And by the time I went home, I was too tired to enjoy my time with family and would just go to bed.
This challenging experience made me question if this is really all there is to life: work, sleep, and wait for a paycheck.
I knew I had to make a change. I knew that there was a different option that could give my family a better life, and that’s why I started becoming a digital entrepreneur.
Faith can really move mountains. Countless rejections made me become who I am now in whatever endeavor I’m getting in. Rejection hurts. Whether it is from family, friends, co-workers, or a new company, when we experience rejection it hits us right in the heart—the control center to our emotions.
I have learned to look at rejection differently these past couple of years. Actually, many of my greatest blessings have come out of what I perceived as rejection.
View rejection as getting outside your comfort zone (where all the magic happens).
If we never experience rejection, we are probably not taking many chances, and therefore, not making many changes.
When we get rejected, we can at least be comforted in knowing that we are taking risks. These risks help us better understand who we are and where we are going.
More so, they help us build strength and develop skills to deal with inevitable adversity life brings, which helps us build up resilience.
Don’t let rejection define you.
Find the lesson in rejection.
I choose to trust the universe and that things are happening as they should for my highest good. It is crucial for me to have that faith in order to be with the sense of peace, I feel, we all yearn for in life.
And, to be completely honest, I am extremely grateful for things not working out the way I once hoped they would. It’s all about perspective.
You get rejected or something didn’t work out quite the way you wanted.
You can either see it as a huge obstacle and a good reason to give up.
Or you can see it as a road sign along your journey and try to see what benefits the rejection brought you in form of lessons or insights.
The problem comes when you see life as a destination instead of a journey. Rejections are just a part of the journey to being the amazing person you want to be.
As the Bible teaches us, “This too shall pass.” And I know this to be true. Time is always fleeing, thus, the circumstances occupying those times are ever-changing as well. Things could get better. Things could get worse. But things will inevitably change; we can be sure of this… We can choose to be pessimistic or we can choose to be optimistic. That’s a choice we each get to make. Regardless of the situation or circumstance that you find yourself in; keep your head up. Have faith. Have hope. Pray. Know that God is on your side regardless of what you are facing now or what you may face in the future. This is the action part of the equation. There are no guarantees in life. But facing a problem with a pessimistic mindset never helped anyone. Stress will not help your struggles subside either—and in fact will likely only make things worse. It’s not always easy to remain positive. And the fact is that positivity will not always help either. But I certainly feel that optimism will never hinder you nearly as much as stress, anxiety, and destructive thinking will. Look on the bright side of things, and things will start looking brighter—even if your struggles still remain…
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are simply unwilling to do.– Jesse Doe