The most important lessons in life are rarely learned in a classroom. Instead, life’s most useful knowledge is often gained through active participation. It’s one thing to have something taught to you, it’s another entirely to learn it and then put it into practice. Direct experience can turn a novice into an expert much faster than abstract study alone can. The practical relevance gained will stay with you much longer than information acquired from a textbook. For this reason, renowned Criminal Defense attorney and entrepreneur, Mark Hull, believes that life’s greatest lessons are learned through practice, rather than theory.
Law school is a prime example of this statement. The academic knowledge attained in law school is absolutely pertinent to an attorney’s success. You must know the law, and know it well. However, simply knowing each law will not make you a great lawyer. It takes many years of practice to become a renowned attorney with the level of recognition and success that Mark Hull has achieved. One of the characteristics that brings him such significant industry acknowledgment, is his undeniable determination. At just 25 years old, Mark founded The Hull Firm, his highly acclaimed Criminal Defense firm in Austin, Texas. Through years of practice Mark has not only achieved an elevated level of respect, but he has also mentored and molded other young lawyers into powerhouse attorneys along the way. This has been done by sharing practical knowledge and skills learned far beyond the general studies of law school. The Hull Firm leads in Criminal Defense with a 98% success rating and a reputation for exceptional client assistance. Such an impressive statistic and recognition were achieved only through years of hard work. Law, like medicine, is a “practice”. An attorney practices the law, as it is ever evolving and there is always something new to learn.
Mark explains that in many aspects of life, when you choose to practice through direct involvement, you will see improved performance in that area much quicker than if you simply read about the subject. These tips apply to personal growth, as well as business success. For example, Mark is an avid car collector and amateur race car driver. However, reading about racing is not what turned him into the experienced driver that he is today. Many days, weeks, months, and years of practice with his coach, and learning from his mistakes, are what have brought Mark’s skill set to new levels.
With a diverse range of interests, from collecting exotic cars to investing his skills in a wide array of ventures, Mark believes that the more you do, the more you learn. Despite the challenges that getting hands-on experience can pose, Mark Hull is certain that practice, beyond theoretical knowledge, provides the insights and essential skills necessary to achieve success.