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Why You Should Be Joyfully Terrible at Something

Be the MVP of sucking at something

A group of senior women having fun and playing basketball.
Photo: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images

MyMy short-lived, middle-school basketball career could more accurately be described as one long lesson in bench warming. I don’t know if it was actual skill or blind adrenaline that powered my preteen self through the tryouts, but somehow, I made the team. I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name on the roster thumbtacked to…

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This VO/on-camera actor’s written for the NY Times; sung solo sets at the Bitter End; hosted an NBC web series; & done sketch comedy at PIT. See joseymiller.com

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