When I ran track, I never imagined that I would be learning lessons that would one day help me succeed as a lawyer. My event was the mile and I was focusing on getting from point A to point B as quickly and painlessly as possible. Ultimately, I learned that the art of running track is what happens well before you cross the finish line. Similarly, being a good litigator is about effective lawyering throughout the life of a case.
Below are four litigation lessons I learned from running track. Whether you ran track or played another sport, the same concepts likely apply. That is the beauty of sports.