In the Fire From Within, Carlos Castaneda hears these words from his sorcerer teacher : “Self importance is man’s greatest enemy. What weakens him is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of his fellow man. Self importance requires that one spend most of one’s life offended by something or someone.” This is a major impediment to connecting to intention; you can all too easily create a no match here.
Basically, your feeling of self importance are what make you feel special, so let’s deal with this concept of being special. It’s essential that you have a strong self concept and that you feel unique. The problem is when you misidentify who you truly are by identifying yourself as your body, your achievements, and your possessions. Then you identify people who have accomplished less as inferior, and your self important superiority causes you to be constantly offended in one way or another. This misidentification is the source of most of your problems, as well as most of the problems of humankind.
Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.