Got Purpose?


“Tear down old walls of limitation and fear of success, choose to live your life with purpose on purpose.” – Debra Oakland

Got Purpose? Living a purpose driven life can take us down a long road of challenges. What is our purpose? Are we able to embrace our purpose when we discover it? Who do we share it with? We can contemplate purpose for years before we identify what we are here to do.  Some people are born knowing theirs and never waver.  Our purpose may change throughout our life, according to our experiences. What do you love passionately? When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. It’s true! I like to think of loving my purpose so much that the joy of engaging in it brings abundance naturally. I understand abundance holds a different meaning for each of us.  I think we can agree that abundance is one of the many faces of freedom.

I struggled with my purpose for much of my life. My purpose sat right under my nose, but I was not ready to experience it quite yet.  In my heart I wanted to be a writer, but life swept me up and carried me away.  Putting what I wrote under my bed or in storage became a habit over the years. It did not occur to me that anyone would be interested in what I had written. None of the many interests in life I experimented with gave me the sense of freedom that writing does. You would think that being an avid reader, loving a blank piece of paper, excelling in typing class, collecting pens and pencils, hanging out in bookstores would be my first clue! Seriously, right under my nose and I missed it. Yes, I believe our purpose is moved into alignment with us when we are ready. I was not ready. Now I am. My purpose is to live consciously, in courage, writing of love and spiritual inspiration while living my best life.  My book is nearing completion and I am filled with a sense of freedom I can’t explain. I just feel it, and I have to tell you, it feels good. If you have not found your purpose yet, do not give up, it may be sitting right under your nose. Just know your purpose will come into alignment with you when you are ready.

Steve Pavlina says “If you want to discover your true purpose in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false purposes you’ve been taught (including the idea that you may have no purpose at all).” There is an excellent article on his website on how to discover your purpose in 20 minutes, as well as more articles and video’s on this subject at: Steve

Og Mandino said “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

Debra Oakland