Badminton player tells student-athletes to be ‘BAD’
By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.
National University (NU) badminton player Mike Minuluan, formerly of Riverside College, spoke during last week’s opening of the 38th Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) season, where he encouraged student-athletes to be “BAD.”
He explained BAD stands for “pursuing balance, [possessing the] right attitude, and discipline.”
“Your journey to success may be long and tough but when things go wrong, as they sometimes will, when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, you want to smile but have to sigh, [and] when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit,” the NU athlete stressed.
Minuluan went on to expound on the aforementioned acronym.
He described balance as planning and organizing a schedule, the right attitude as “how you play the game and how you can accept whatever the result,” and being disciplined as “someone who is more focused, more mindful, more consistent, and more committed.”
“Don’t let failures and defeats, or what other people think or say, [stop] you from doing,” the badminton player concluded. “Use them [to] your own advantage to work hard and do good.”/JSG, WDJ