When a caterpillar moves emerges from the cocoon we stop referring to it as a caterpillar and begin to call it a butterfly. The reason is fairly simple, because although the insect is still the same, there has been a transformation that occurred that makes us see an entirely different creature.
Transformation is the consistent and ongoing process of changing into who you were born to be.
Far too often the instincts of people are to get to a point and stop. Feeling comfortable, busy with schedules and deadlines we push transformation to the background, fooling ourselves into believing that we have arrived primarily because of our age or season of life. We collect information, read the books, listen to the stories of those who are transforming, and believe one of two things:
1. I am not as bad off as they are/were or 2. I already know it all
Transformation is an individual action that may be birthed out inspiration, goals, or even dreams. But in the end, transformation is the internal conflict bubbling over to a decision of action or safety. Comfortability is the enemy of transformation, and good becomes the enemy of great.
Even information begins to leave us stagnant. Information lies to us; we believe the more we know the more we transform. In realty, information does not equal transformation, but rather,
Information + Application = Transformation
Transformation is the fight to become who you were created to be in this world. Like the caterpillar weaving the spool of silk that encased itself for transformation, we too must work toward the transformation process. However, we must not get caught hanging in the safety of our own cocoons. True transformation only occurs when we escape from the darkness, and spread our wings to fly the way we were created to do from the beginning.