Observe carefully, one is based on reality, the other based on delusion. Go back and read the comments on this blog and see if you can spot the ones that come from ego and the ones that are looking for results.
Hint: The ones that want results offer some suggestions to improve.
When we want results, we try to deeply understand the problem. We test out little models. We ask questions, not form hasty conclusions. With sufficient facts, we make evaluations and finally decisions towards the desired outcome.
So lets look at this problem. We know that it costs money to go overseas to play in competitions. And we know that many cannot afford it. And a few deserving cases are in need of sponsorship.
One possible solution is to allow more players to go to International competitions; those that can afford it. Use say the Singapore's model and allow all those who achieve more than 50% in select tournaments to represent the Country. After all they are paying and not MCF.
You then select certain International tournaments that have a higher chance of medals and encourage them to go there. You can even prepare them by having them go for paid training. After all these are people who can afford it.
With the medals come the sponsors. When there are a few good sponsors, you say to them, hey look, there's this one kid. The family doesnt have much money. But if you sponsor him/her then you can get milleage out of it etc. etc.
Things work in process, one step at a time. Thats just how things work.
I said earlier that ego acts in defence against admitting failure. Ergo Fear. Now you want everything at once. You want money without giving value.
Ego also doesnt want to understand and ego makes knee jerk self serving statements, actions. When ego is involved a simple thing can become very very complicated. Have you any personal experience?
So we dont have a problem that requires rocket science to solve, we have a problem that requires the leaders to manage thier fears and reduce their egos enough to get to a solution.