Transition vs. Transformation

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” -Romans 12:2 

In our latest podcast episode of Project 26/62, Jordan and I finished part three of our “Rise and Grind” series based off the book by Daymond John. In this episode, we discussed transition vs. transformation and what each of those words mean. We talked about how these words are often used in a similar context, but how their meanings are far from the same. 

So what exactly do they mean?
What is the difference between transitioning and transforming?  

In each of our lives, we will all undergo transitions and transformations…at least we should if we want to grow and become better versions of ourselves. 

Transition comes first: it’s the predecessor to transformation and is absolutely necessary if we want to eventually be transformed. Transition can be looked at as describing a process, while transformation describes the outcome. Transition= “changing” while transformation = “changed.” Can you see the difference? 

When we look at the Romans 12:2 verse above, we can now understand it’s meaning a little more clearly. “..Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The use of the term “renewing” here could be easily substituted with “transitioning”…because it’s referring to the changing process that leads to an outcome: to being transformed. 

What changes and transitions are you experiencing right now in your life? And whether they’re easy or difficult, could they possibly be leading you into a transformation of who you are as a person? If you’re struggling with a change, try looking at it as something that is transforming you into a better version of yourself. 

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