As I read the quote from Mark Twain “good decisions come from experience and experience comes from bad decisions”, I can see how only a few of us really understand the importance of bad decisions. Whenever we make a decision we don’t know if it’s a good one or a bad one until time passes and the decision is reflected in our life. Life is full of decisions and no matter what decision you make it will always turn out to be a good one. Even when you make bad decisions you get to understand what it is that you did wrong and change it to improve in life.
I’ve been riding horses for almost 5 years but at one point I decided to stop riding. The decision I made not to ride was first ever because every time I would go riding I had a bad experience. Whenever I would go riding, the horse would do crazy things, go fast and do the jumps incorrectly. My teacher would always get mad at me because he said that the horse was never to blame. My parents were surprised at my decision to quit because they thought I was a really good rider and that it would be something that would give me more opportunities in life. Regardless of what everyone else thought of my decision I stopped riding.
This decision gave me more free time to think about why I really liked riding. I had time to do some other activities like gymnastics, soccer and things like that but nothing was as interesting as riding. Time had passed and I thought that maybe if I rode again things might be different and I would like it. The thought of it was scary but I didn’t think it would be so bad, so I got back to riding.
My first day riding again was one of the scariest days of my life. I was going to do something that had always been hard for me because of all the obstacles I had gone through. When I got to the ranch my heart was beating faster than ever before but when I got on top of the horse and started riding everything changed. I started riding again and haven’t stopped since. Riding is now one of the things I enjoy the most. Sometimes I even think that I should never have stopped riding and that I would be a better rider if I hadn´t. After that, I realized that the fact that I stopped riding was a bad decision. Becoming a professional horse jumper would be a lot harder now.
I believe that we shouldn’t be scared of making bad decisions, because every decision you make will take you somewhere even if it isn’t what you wanted at first. This also makes us understand how the world works, by giving us many opportunities. Never give up on your dreams and don’t worry if it takes a long time to achieve them because you will have them for the rest of your life.