Athletes Tasha Danvers and Greg Rutherford, along with BBC Sport commentator Paul Dickenson, talk about the importance of staying focused on your goals and explain how to get back on track and recover from disappointment when things go wrong.

This clip is from:
More Than Sport
First broadcast:
23 October 2009

Class discussion could centre on how performers get into the right mental state before a game, controlling nerves in sport and in life, dealing with failure and disappointment and moving on in a positive way.
Following the clip, students could discuss how performers cope in the immediate aftermath of a disappointment. How do performers respond in the longer term - re-evaluating, setting new goals, building mental strength? Students could consider strategies for maintaining self-belief after a serious setback.