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What Is 'The Middle Path'?

The Middle Path is the balance between too little and too much: just enough.

No one can tell you what the Middle Path is, you have to find out for yourself. It's a constant learning process.

Uncertainty is part of the game, you can't eliminate it. There's no point in being too afraid of it because it's not going away. Embracing the Uncertainty is what differentiates the good from the great.

Josh Kaufman Explains 'The Middle Path'

Business is never easy-it's an art as much as a science.

The Middle Path is the ever-changing balance point between too little and too much-just enough.

No one can tell you want the Middle Path is-you have to be walking the path to know.

Getting the balance right in the midst of changing conditions is the difference between a competent business professional and a great one. The best approach often lies somewhere in between 'too little' and 'too much.'

Just like in cooking, "business recipes" can only show you so much. You may know the ingredients, the techniques, and your tools, but actually cooking a dish still requires attention, effort, and taste.

No one has it 'all figured out.' No one is absolutely certain that something will work, or has a complete lack of fear that things won't work out as planned.

The people who experience the most success in this world are the people who accept the Uncertainty and fear as best they possibly can, learn from the experience, and keep trying new things.

Here's a bit of useful advice for all endeavors: find the Middle Path, then follow it as best you can. Find the right balance, and you can accomplish anything.

Questions About 'The Middle Path'


"A master in any art avoids what is too much and what is too little; they search for the mean and choose it."

Aristotle


From Chapter 11:

Understanding Systems


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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About Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman is an acclaimed business, learning, and skill acquisition expert. He is the author of two international bestsellers: The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours. Josh's research and writing have helped millions of people worldwide learn the fundamentals of modern business.

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