Welcome to episode 360 where we’re talking about the GRACE to RESET! Earlier this year, we OFFICIALLY declared the 3rd week of January is “RESET WEEK!” (link) That’s right! We said that “RESET WEEK” was specifically designed to help us to get clear on our goals and new habits and RESTART the year in the right way! Well… it's been one of our most downloaded episodes in 2022 so far. But more importantly… it's sparked SO many conversations on the subject and the importance of giving yourself permission to have a RESET WEEK once and a while! Now, when I talked about all of this in episode 246, we talked about this being a one time of year thing. And that makes sense. It’s good and healthy to set a specific time to think about the stuff you want to do… accomplish and experience.
BUT… here's the KICKER. A LOT of people have said that they've actually listened to that episode later in the year. Like in February... March... or April and they've said... “THIS week is the best week to RESET,” because it's the week I’m in!” And… hey… I couldn't agree more!
So with this short episode... we're going to REVISIT the concept of RESET WEEK and invite you to give yourself some grace to make THIS week... (no matter when the flip you're listening to this)... your RESET WEEK. And to give yourself a little grace as you do! So… let’s get to this!
RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:
“It’s RESET WEEK” - A deep dive with Mitch Matthews - Episode 346: mitchmatthews.com/346/ “Joy as a Constant Companion” - William Paul Young - Episode 229: www.mitchmatthews.com/229 “DREAM BIG… No Matter What” - Amberly Lago - Episode 310: mitchmatthews.com/310/ TWO THINGS WITH THIS SHORT EPISODE:
GRACE AND... we're going to modify the questions for THIS RESET WEEK. Man... I don't know about you... but although I'm super glad to see numbers improving every day... there's still a true residue that's on sooooo many people right now. Including me.
I'm a pretty positive guy... but I've felt it easier to get bummed out and burned out and freaked out. Am I alone on this? We've got to give ourselves a little space and a LOT of grace. That's got me thinking a lot about GRACE lately. LET’S TALK ABOUT GRACE:
Definition of grace (noun): 1a: unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification
1b: a virtue coming from God
Definition of grace (verb): "Grace means having an effortless disposition for generosity, helpfulness, and goodwill towards others."
"Grace is the voice that calls us to change
and then gives us the power to pull it off."
- Max Lucado
"GRACE means that all of your mistakes now
serve a purpose instead of serving shame."
- Brene Brown
“Grace is giving yourself space to feel loved
AND to offer some love to others and yourself.
And THEN… and only then…
take another step forward.”
“The more grace we have,
the less we shall think of ourselves,
for grace, like like reveals our impurity.”
- Charles Spurgeon
"I'm firmly inside the day's grace
in the embrace of relentless affection
where all is well
and joy is a constant companion."
- William Paul Young - Episode 229
Joy as a Constant Companion with Paul Young www.mitchmatthews.com/229
No fear. No future tripping. I'm soundly in the grace for the day.
NOW… from a place of grace… let’s talk about the questions we posed in 346.
THE MODIFIED QUESTIONS FOR THIS RESET WEEK:
Question 1: What’s something you want to give yourself PERMISSION to be a NOVICE at… THIS WEEK? Question 2: What’s something you want to BE more THIS WEEK? Question 3: What’s something you want to change or tweak THIS WEEK?
What's something you want to give yourself the permission to be NEW at this week?
Silly example: Downton Abby Trying something new with cooking