Workers are summoned to scope the mud away. A young native collected home the unwanted mud (now transformed into clay) and molded some pots and vases. He put them into an furnace for a couple of days and again the pots and vases transformed into pieces of art !! Yes....pieces of arts that can fetch very good price!!
'Transform' means the change of state, it won't and cannot change back to the original form, in this case, mud.
Successful people are those who went through transformation. Change is not good enough for one may change back to his usual self. Those people who have transformed will not look back, they only look forward. Like caterpillars transforming into butterflies. (Read Article on April 27, 2008 - What have you got to give up)