Filipinos lack CONFIDENCE.
Confidence flows from recognising that one possesses the means to achieve.
- Innovation. Filipinos will do the same thing again and again while continuously expecting different results. A perfect recipe for the no-results society we see today.
- Enterprise. Filipinos cannot harvest the commercial value of the few great ideas they come up with. They have picked their low-hanging resources clean and are hopeless at capitalising on their remaining – but dwindling – natural assets.
- Commitment. Filipinos are great at starting things but utterly lack follow-through. This trait is so well-recognised that it has been encapsulated in a well-known Tagalog phrase – ningas cogon.