Want to be successful? Banish this word from your vocabulary!

When you are going through a transition or a shift, whether it’s personal or professional, it’s natural to experience feelings of insecurity, fear, indecision and joy all wrapped into one. After all, when you leave behind what you’ve always known to embark on a new path, a new way of BE-ing, a period of adjustment is in order.

But, especially among the highly-conscious, sensitive-to-energy folks like you and I, there is one word that can (at least in my personal opinion) block you from opening up to the full potential of your new chapter change.

That word?


How many times have you heard someone share their intention with you or maybe you’ve even included it in a statement of intent/mantra or repetitive thought yourself.

“I just want to feel or BE comfortable.”

“I want X experience to be peaceful, easy and comfortable.”

“I just want to make enough money to be comfortable.”

You’ve shot yourself energetically in the foot right there.

Because let’s face it.

You are a powerful Be-ing.

The words you say DO have energy and vibration behind them.

Golden Nugget:
Very often you don’t get exactly what you ask for. 99% of the time, you get what your subconscious is programmed to believe is possible.

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And if you are using the word COMFORTABLE, here’s my take on it:

1. If you had the intentions above AND you acted in full alignment with it (no couch-sitting!), you would probably feel peaceful, you will probably draw in enough money to pay your bills. Things may even feel easy..at least for awhile.
2. But you’ll most likely stay exactly where you are. Where you probably are right now. Comfortable.


You’re Different


But if you’re reading this, I have a feeling you don’t just want comfortable. You don’t just want “okay.” You want superstar success and sparkly energy and the whole shabang!  You probably know that there is something MORE for you. There’s something you’re not FULLY stepping into. Maybe because of what someone told you growing up, maybe because of a fear of failure or even more common, a fear and expectation of success and what could come with that! You have to move past that if you want a different result in your life.

3. When you’re living your Purpose, when you are acting from your Goddess/God space, and you are EXPANDING and GROWING, it is NEVER comfortable! It’s downright UNCOMFORTABLE, painful and Ego-shattering. (I know, I made it sound very not fun!) The pain is the EGO dying and the Truth being brought to the surface so you can make a different choice.

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Discomfort in Action: 3 real-life examples

#1 A funny thing has happened to me each time I go through a major transition.

My low back would go out. Like I’m talking on the floor, can’t walk, feel like I’m 1,000 years old stuff. Painful stuff. Crying in the middle of the night because it hurts so bad. And it almost ALWAYS happened during a crazy big overhaul of my life.

Some of the ones off the top of my head? Leaving a thriving practice behind in California to venture to Arizona with no real guarantee it was going to work out. Surviving a painful breakup with a man I thought I was going to marry and having to get real that it wasn’t going to happen and I was alone again. And finally, every time I’ve massively up-leveled my income/business, my back decided to sit this one out. It would always pass (sometimes it lasted a day and other times, it lasted a few weeks!) But it ALWAYS passed. My heart and intuition was in exactly the right place, but my body and subconscious were freaking out and needed time to catch up and know it was going to be okay!

#2 One of my clients shared with me that after she decided to let go of what she felt she HAD to do and stepped fully into what she really WANTED, she felt like her whole body went through a crazy shock. Shaking. Nausea. Headaches. (The body was freaking out, but it was temporary).

#3 Another mom confessed to me that when she got clear on what she knew to be true in her relationship (it had run its course and she wasn’t receiving what she really wanted-a deep soul connection), she felt a big fear storm come upon her. It required her making some BIG choices that would affect her and her family. And it required fast action from her gut.

Did she feel comfortable? Absolutely NOT. But she hung in there and even amidst the rampant fear thoughts like “Can I really do this?” “Who am I to do this?” “What will everyone think of me?”
she is on the other side. I got an email from her Friday and she’s feeling more expansive and alive than she has in a long time! But it wasn’t overnight. It required her going through the DISCOMFORT trusting that she’d get to a better place.

The Point and Your Turn:
If you KNOW you’re at a crossroads right now, and you know you’re in the middle of a fear storm, my invitation is to banish the word COMFORTABLE from your mantras, affirmations and intentions and remember this:

“If I am uncomfortable, I’m growing. I choose to swap being comfortable for being ALIVE and fully ME.”

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8 replies
  1. Lynsey L.
    Lynsey L. says:

    Love this! I can relate in so many ways!!! Thank you for the reminder to reach out of our comfort zones! I never thought of it like that before – but so makes sense! I have been experiencing some of the things listed…like a shaky feeling between my heart and solar plexus and anxiety at times. I realize it’s “growing pains”! This past week I have noticed a shift…the shakiness and anxiety has decreased and I have so much more confendience! YAY! My intention is to continue to step into my authentic self. And my business goal is to sell 3 packages! And to have at LEAST 10 consults per week :0) I am open and ready! Thanks for holding space! Much Love! <3

    • dianadorell
      dianadorell says:

      Hi Lynsey!
      Awesome intentions. You’ve got this Goddess. And yes, it’s interesting to note the various levels of response and emotions that our body produces during a transformation. Keep up the great work and keep us posted! Love and Light, Diana

  2. mimi
    mimi says:

    Great article! So often I hear that we need to listen to our bodies and pay attention to those feelings we get. The body may be trying to tell us something. How can we know when the body is saying “I don’t think this is a good idea” vs when it is just trying to catch up with a change that’s for our greater good? Did you recognize the relationship between your back and change over time or was it fairly immediate? BTW, my intention this week is to be more open and trusting.

    • dianadorell
      dianadorell says:

      Wonderful questions Mimi!
      While I never claim to have all the answers, what comes up to your question about distinguishing between a transformational shift and the body signaling to steer clear is this:
      Notice to see where your heart is. In my experience, when the heart is open and there is a mixture of predominantly JOY with a bit of fear, anxiety, physical symptoms, that could signal you’re in the middle of shift. If however, there is no joy and just pain and fear, I would listen to that! Hope that helps. Great intention btw! Love, Diana

  3. Jennifer Sanders
    Jennifer Sanders says:

    Dear Diana,

    Well this is definitely true for me this week as I am diving into some Discovery sessions with prospective clients and am allowing myself to take them to a place that feels uncomfortable, because it is in their highest good and I’m being of service to them! So delving right into those uncomfortable feelings for myself too as well as them 🙂

    Will let you know how it goes!

    Thanks for your great posts Diana

    • dianadorell
      dianadorell says:

      Hi Jennifer!
      Oooo, so awesome that you are allowing those uncomfortable feelings to come up and recognize that as you navigate the discomfort, you also create a safe space for your clients to navigate their discomfort. That’s where magic happens! Yes. Keep us posted! You rock girlfriend. Love, Diana

  4. Lesley
    Lesley says:

    Thank you, Diana! I really needed to see this article. Thank you for reminding me of these very important details of what it takes to fully “step into” my place of purpose so that I can achieve my intentions. It is so easy to forget that with change, you will feel unsettled, shaken, and uncomfortable. I will stand confidently and look at the path/opportunities that are opening (or that have been open) for me!
    Thank you for the great insight!


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