We are all equipped with unique talents bound for triumph, but the key lies in our manner of employing these innate skills to reach conclusive success.
The former Batang Gilas cager and upcoming UE Red Warrior Migs Pascual understands the power of his talent, prompting him to invest in cultivating his skills and eventually inspire people with his journey.
Pascual was introduced to the game of basketball at the age of four and decided to commit to plying the trade when he reached 15 upon recognizing how he can take advantage of his skills.
Since then, Pascual has been striking action on the court at several local and international competitions, including NCAA Junior Men’s Basketball, 2017 Seaba Under-16 Championship, 2018 Fiba Under-17 World Championship in Argentina, and many more.
TURNING POINTS IN HIS CAREER
Apart from playing for San Beda Red Cubs and committing to play for the UE Red Warriors in the coming years, Pascual expressed that he considers his journey as a player for Batang Gilas to be one of the turning points in his career. He reckons to get qualified for Batang Gilas was unexpected, but the experience validated his hard work. Pascual added that the journey built his confidence to pursue his dreams.
ON DEALING WITH PRESSURE AND CHALLENGES
Recognizing the intense competition in the sport, Pascual shared that he’s inclined to feel pressured, for he turns challenges into opportunities for growth and development — pushing himself to work harder in gearing up takes the edge off of pressure.
Pascual added that as he realizes the value of the sport and after acquiring two major injuries in the last four years, he grasped the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as he witnessed its benefits to his mental and physical health.
MIGS’ BIGGEST INFLUENCE AND MOTIVATION
Right from the beginning, Pascual expressed that his dad remains to be the biggest influence in his career and sporting development — from exposing him to the world of basketball to providing him support, encouragement, and guidance throughout the years. Pascual added that without the mentorship of his dad, he would not be practicing the sport as competitively.
Moreover, Pascual considers family as one of his biggest motivations to keep pushing and further excel in the sport.
GOALS, VISION, and PATIENCE
When asked about the most important lesson from his journey, Pascual talked about the importance of patience, having a vision, and setting up goals.
Pascual shared that though there may be circumstances that loom minimum progress, patience should prevail. He added that sticking to your vision and setting up goals, no matter how minor it may seem, makes a difference.