Sure, given the right amount of power you can force certain changes.
You can play on people's fears and cause them to act the way you desire or the way you command.
So, change is possible even if people are not comfortable.
The fact is: if you cause people to perform change when they are not comfortable then sooner or later you will find the result is destructive.
You can play upon people's weaknesses and fears...causing them to act to remove the pain they are feeling. You can cause that sort of change to happen. But, as you do it, recognize that type of change cannot be mutually constructive.
To twist on an old cliché, that’s short term gain for long term pain.
If your goal is to construct, to build, to sustain, then you cannot lay out uncomfortable-change paths for your followers.
To be extra clear: it doesn’t matter if you feel comfortable on those change paths. What matters is – Do your followers feel comfortable? Will your followers feel comfortable?
If you want to generate constructive change then the paths of change need to be pre-paved. They need to be pre-paved with material and surrounding that will be comfortable when your followers travel on it.
To do this pre-paving you must take the time to analyse your people, to understand your people, and to anticipate situations.
Only then can you have the knowledge you need to pre-pave comfortable paths of change.
Then, and only then, will change be constructive.
Use comfortable materials and surroundings as you pre-pave the paths of change.