Dealing with disappointment

How does an Olympic athlete cope with failure?

What is your reaction when you experience disappointment? In sport, every athlete with enjoy successes, but also have to face up to failures.

Watch Adam Pengilly’s story of crushing disappointment at the Winter Olympics and how his Christian faith helped him get through it.

“I had a bad Olympic games, but at the end of the day, it didn’t matter at all, because my identity was not in my performance. I’m not ‘Adam the guy who finished in X place’, I’m ‘Adam the Christian that Jesus has saved through his death on a cross.’ “

Possible Discussion Questions

  • How have you reacted to disappointments in your own life?
  • Does being a Christian help you to cope with failure?

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