125 Transition Quotes To Help You Survive Change

Looking for inspirational quotes about transition in life? We have rounded up the best collection of transition quotes, sayings, phrases, captions for Instagram, messages, status, (with images and pictures) to encourage you to accept change, growth, and live the life of your dreams.

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Transition is a process which means to change from one thing or condition to another. Life is one big transition in itself. From growing up from child to adults, shifting from school to office, marriage, business, parenting, retirement, all these are different phases of transition where we grow and change to be better.

Transiting is uncomfortable at times. It leaves you out of your comfort zone. But it is always rewarding. You ultimately discover your true self when you change and see personal growth. Transition can be personal, spiritual, professional, but in every area of your life it will be demanding, yet you will evolve as a person.

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These inspirational transition sayings will motivate you to transform from who you are and what you can become if you truly unleash your potential.

The post is divided in the following sections;

  • Transition Quotes
  • Life Transition Quotes

Transition Quotes

  1. “Action is the key to transition.” – ATGW

  2. “Transitioning is a radical act of self-love.”


  3. “You are not struggling. You are transitioning.”


  4. “The true transition takes place within.” – ATGW


  5. “Your breaking point is your breakthrough point.”                                                                 

    Transition Quotes
    Transition Quotes

  6. “Sometimes good change is mixed with pangs of loss.”


  7. “Like the seasons, we don’t need to justify the change.”


  8. “Words do not create transition. Ideas do.” – Peter Jacobi


  9. “If transition isn’t painful then you aren’t making progress.”                                           

    Quotes About Transition
    Quotes About Transition

  10. “Honor the space between no longer and not yet.” – Nancy Levin                                         

    Positive Transition Quotes
    Positive Transition Quotes

  11. “Transition isn’t pretty, but stagnation is hideous.” – Nikki Rowe


  12. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”


  13. “All I have to do is work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt


  14. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo


  15. “Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard


  16. “Transition is a positive process we can trust and an opportunity for rebirth.”                                                                                                                                                 

    Transition Quotes Images
    Transition Quotes Images

  17. “The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.” – Barbara Kingsolver


  18. “Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning.” – Richard Rohr


  19. “We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.”


  20. “I think death s just a transition to another state of consciousness.” – Val Kilmer


  21. “A transition period is a period between two transition periods.” – George Stigler


  22. “Crisis or transition of any kind reminds us of what matters most.” – Russell Ballard


  23. “It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.” – William Bridges


  24. “Sometimes, God brings times of transition to create transformation.” – Lynn Cowell


  25. “Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.” – Priyanka Chopra


  26. “When you transition, everyone kind of has to transition around you.” – Chastity Bono


  27. “Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges!”


  28. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”


  29. “Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement.” – Derek Barton


  30. “It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” – Bob Proctor


  31. “All transitions are composed of an ending, a neutral zone and a new beginning.” – William Bridges


  32. “How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” – Esmeralda Santiago


  33. “Transitional seasons are hard but going through them is the only way to get to beautiful destinations.”


  34. “Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges!” – Jim George


  35. “We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you’ll have no problem.” – Chogyam Trungpa


  36. “Change comes more from managing the journey than from announcing the destination.” – William Bridges


  37. “Step back in perspective, open your heart and welcome transition into a new phase of life.” – Linda Rawson


  38. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it move with it and join the dance.” – Alan Watts


  39. “Change is not a threat. It’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal. Transformative success is.” – Seth Godin


  40. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new!” – Socrates


  41. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson


  42. “Each phase of the transformation process has distinct milestones, is progressive, and is not revisited.” – Suzy Ross


  43. “Change is an event but a transition is the process that you go through in response to the change.”  –William Bridges


  44. “Change the changeable, accept the unacceptable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” – Denis Waitley


  45. “Beauty is the moment of transition, as if the form were just ready to flow into other forms.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                                             

    Deep Transition Quotes
    Deep Transition Quotes

  46. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson


  47. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change grow and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett                                                                   

    Inspirational Quotes On Transition
    Inspirational Quotes On Transition

  48. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy


  49. “It seems we’re always in transition and that it’s more about trends than it is about what’s meaningful.” – Marlee Matlin


  50. “Interesting things happen along borders – transitions – not in the middle where everything is the same.” – Neal Stephenson


  51. “College and the responsibilities that came with it helped me transition from teenager to adulthood.” – Lee Thompson Young


  52. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney


  53. “The first person & the last person in your life are the most important, the in-between is just a transition.” – Arlin Sailesh Kapadia


  54. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw


  55. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou


  56. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin                                                             

    Famous Transition Quotes
    Famous Transition Quotes

  57. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein


  58. “Transition periods are great times to look at what you have, determine what you no longer need, and let go of the clutter.” – Angela Ploete


  59. “Autumn is the time to contemplate: One shall fall as time progresses. But that is transition before the fruit comes punctual to be harvested.”


  60. “All humans change. Development is our life. Transition, in labor, is the most painful time. Without change, there’s no growth.” – Mimi Kennedy


  61. “Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.” – Marshall McLuhan


  62. “Fifth grade is the beginning of the logic stage. We treat it as a transition year between elementary and middle school expectations.” – Jenny Harrington


  63. “Although I’ve watched myself making the transition from being a girl to being a woman, I still feel 15 years old. My reflection disagrees.” – Jaime Winstone


  64. “Transitions are critically important. I want the reader to turn the page without thinking she’s turning the page. It must flow seamlessly.” – Janet Evanovich


  65. “The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt


  66. “Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” – Maya Angelou


  67. “It’s not a question of whether the transition from old to the new goals, practices and metrics is going to happen. It’s already under way.” – Steve Denning


  68. “A technique I developed quite naturally to help me make smooth transitions was to use a word or phrase from the next routine in the preceding one.” – Franklyn Ajaye


  69. “Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.” – Fred Rogers


  70. “Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.” – Teresa Tsalaky


  71. “We’re in this transition period of figuring out how to deal with all the new technology that is out there, but television still proves to be the granddaddy of them all.” – Jeff Zucker


  72. “It’s understandable that there would be transition problems, but we have to have a contingency plan in place to ensure people’s lives are not disrupted and damaged.” – Celia Hazert


  73. “Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.” – Martha Beck


  74. “No matter where you are or who you are, may you never be a prisoner of your own body, mind and emotions. May you know the power of liberating yourself through yoga.” – Sadhguru


  75. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn


  76. “A radical transition to loving yourself often requires physical separation. It requires physical separation because you must relearn love beyond the physical body.” – Victoria L. White


  77. “The transition was difficult. It’s hard to stop something that you’ve enjoyed and that has been very one bad chapter does not mean your story is over rewarding.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


  78. “A skilled transition team leader will set the general goals for a transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement these goals.” – Richard V. Allen


  79. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers


  80. “Transition is the natural process of disorientation and reorientation that marks the turning points in the path of growth… transitions are key times in the natural process of self-renewal.” – William Bridges


  81. “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


  82. “There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.” – Washington Irving


  83. “We resist transition not because we can’t accept the change, but because we can’t accept letting go of that piece of ourselves that we have to give up when and because the situation has changed.” – William Bridges


  84. “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” – Rumi


  85. “Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.” – Klaus Schwab


  86. “When I was going through my transition of being famous, I tried to ask God why was I here? What was my purpose? Surely, it wasn’t just to win three gold medals. There has to be more to this life than that.” – Wilma Rudolph


  87. “Your biggest fear is the transition from football to business. You feel inferior at the beginning. You don’t have the knowledge to compete. But once you start focusing and understanding, then you start relating to things.” – Emmitt Smith


  88. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


  89. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to personal change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart


  90. “When you begin to awaken layers will be shade. You may experience rage, depression, anxiety, fear etc. Eide the wave! Allow these things to exit your system. Because your illusion self (ego) is being shed so your true self (spirit) can thrive! Embrace the transition.”


  91. “Nature and training (in any sport or art) can teach us all the spiritual laws I describe in another book, The Laws of Spirit. But now I’m happy to share these four purposes of life that lend meaning and direction to anyone’s life, especially those in transition, going through changes.” – Dan Millman


  92. “The energy transition demands a clear vision of the steps that need to be taken and a stable, meaningful regulatory framework. It appears important to us to awaken public opinion to the fact that this transition will necessarily come at a cost and will, at least in the short term, involve a price increase.” – Christophe de Margerie


  93. “It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions. Change is not the same as transition. Change is situational: the new site, the new boss, the new team roles, the new policy. Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal.” – William Bridges


  94. “As you transition from the past and future world of the mind to the awakened world of now, you will begin to experience yourself in an entirely new way. A way that is free of the pain and limitations of the past, and free of anxiety about the future. And you will begin to experience the abundance that is ever present in each moment.” – Leonard Jacobson


  95. “Every chapter must end with a cliffhanger. On the spectrum of cliffhangers, the best are those involving physical danger. Next best are perceived threats – a mysterious shadow, a scream, the sight of a gun, the earth rumbling. Last on the list is the moderately acceptable dramatic realization, such as ‘he’s been lying to us all along’ or ‘she’s the real spy.” – Franklin W. Dixon


  96. “Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work, because it doesn’t take.” – William Bridges


  97. “We are about to enter a new era in which, each year, less net energy will be available to humankind, regardless of our efforts or choices. The only significant choice we will have will be how we adjust to this new regime. That choice – not whether, but how to reduce energy usage and make a transition to renewable alternatives – will have profound ethical and political ramifications.” – Richard Heinberg

Life Transition Quotes

  1. “Life is one big transition.” – Willie Stargell                                                                               

    Short Transition Quotes
    Short Transition Quotes

  2. “Transitions in life can offer opportunities for discovery.” – Robbie Shell


  3. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn


  4. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov                                                                                                                                                   

    Spiritual Transition Quotes
    Spiritual Transition Quotes

  5. “Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension.” – Terence McKenna


  6. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins


  7. “Learn to embrace a change in your work and personal life and make the transition to a better you.”


  8. “Your life is a story of transition. You are always leaving one chapter behind while moving on to the next.”                                                                                           

    quote about transitions in life
    quote about transitions in life

  9. “When shifts and transitions in life shake you to the core, see that as a sign of greatness that’s about to occur.”                                                                                             

    Life Transition Quotes
    Life Transition Quotes

  10. “Life is a transition from one form to another. The life of this world is the material for a new form.” – Leo Tolstoy


  11. “Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we are meant to be.”


  12. “When you are transitioning to a new season of life, the people and situations that no longer fir you will fall away.” – Mandy Hale


  13. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw


  14. “She knew this transition was not about becoming someone better but about finally allowing herself to become who she’d always been.”


  15. “The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.” – Barbara De Angelis


  16. “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle


  17. “She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another.” – Sarah Addison


  18. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli


  19. “Those times of transitions are great opportunities to look for recurring patterns in your life and make adjustments to build on the good and reduce the bad.” – Dan Miller


  20. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu


  21. “Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” – Kristin Armstrong


  22. “The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in.” – George Saintsbury


  23. “The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.” – J. Michael Strazynski


  24. “A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.” – Nikki Giovanni


  25. “Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth.” – Jack Canfield


  26. “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” – C. JoyBell


  27. “If you already understand your purpose, are you prepared to change your plans to match God’s will? If you aren’t, you can easily become bitter because things that used to work for you may no longer work. Be willing to transition at every stage of your life. If your heart is open and you have an open mind, the blessing will flow.” – T. D. Jakes


  28. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” – Paulo Coelho

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