Sonia Ursu | Humans
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      1. What was your biggest challenge/struggle in your career? My biggest challenge has always been to increase the level of basketball I was playing (from youth competitions to professional, to national team, to Euroleague, to NBA) and to be a good player at each level I reached. The struggle was there when I didn’t have the opportunity to show what I was able to do. 2. Can you describe a day that made a huge impact on your life? There are few. A kid who told me that he wanted to be like me; I like this one the most: in the team meeting...

  1. What was your biggest challenge/struggle in your career? It’s hard to pick one or two or decide which of them was the most significant one. I’ve been through quite a lot, especially in the recent period. However, I’m grateful that all the struggles shaped my mentality and managed to boost my ambition and dedication through a fear of failure. Because without the struggle there is no satisfaction. And without satisfaction, why the bloody hell are we getting out of the bed in the morning?  But to name one particular struggle as a whole scenario, would be returning back home and starting...

  1. What was your biggest challenge/struggle in your career? The biggest struggle in my career was the need to adapt, from playing in an environment where the team always came first, to the professional level, where there are many interests being taking into account.  From helping each other reach a common goal while trying to be the best group of individuals in and out of the court and without getting paid a dime for it, to dealing with many egos and personal ambitions.  Basketball wasn't the same once money was involved...

  1. What was your biggest challenge/struggle in your career? Competing with myself. I would always doubt myself, and think I would not have the power to win. The first time I won the fight with myself, it felt quite strange. It was, in fact, incredible. I’d say to myself, “ Did I really win?!?!” If I hadn’t met my basketball coach, I might have settled for less. But he managed to create an environment where I could overcome my limits and I finally became eligible to play in the league. 2. Can you describe a day that made a huge impact on your life? When...

    1. What was your biggest challenge/struggle in your career? My biggest challenge was trying to prove to Europe teams that I could play at a high level. Because In college I was not a scorer. I could always score, but the only way I could get on the court was to play only defense. Then when it was time to turn pro, teams didn’t know what to expect from me. That’s been one of my biggest challenges. I remember my biggest struggle in my career is when I went to Spain. ACB is one of the best leagues in Europe. I wanted...

  We are who we are today through our accumulated life experiences, which helped us build character and personality. Each and every one of us has their own unique story. Travelling around the world, I've met incredible people who, by sharing pieces of their life memories, had significant influence on my own life. Their mindset, their struggles and their positive energy inspired me and changed my perspective on life. That's why I wanted to start this new project called 'Humans'. To give my readers a glimpse of other people's experiences and point of view. I believe that we all need a little inspiration...

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