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Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan invites Tony Robbins to join him in studio, for a full program dedicated to the guest's trademark brand of positive thinking and goal-oriented achievement.
Seated across from the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, part of tonight's episode sees Robbins share his perspective and insight with Nick Walczak, one of five students who was shot as part of the February 27, 2012 incident at Chardon High School in Ohio.
Three of Walczak's fellow classmates died as a result of the shooting, while he remains confined to a wheelchair. Addressing the challenge of responding to such an emotional ordeal with long-lasting ramifications, Robbins notes the value in hearing from others who've faced similar circumstances:
"It's somebody who's been through it, but has an outlook that’s positive. We call it a 'compelling future.' All human beings, when we go through trauma, what will get us through today is if we have a promising enough tomorrow," explains the best-selling author and legendary peak performance strategist. "Tomorrow may not be that 'I'm able to go run,' but tomorrow is 'I can have a beautiful relationship; I can make a difference in the world; I can become a person who has impact.'"
Recognizing the progress that Walczak is making, the 52-year-old self-help guru has an idea:
"I'm wondering if you might be interested in going with me to some of the families of Sandy Hook and doing what was done for you, because I think if you have that experience, it would take you to the next level. You're already doing unbelievably well," notes Robbins. "I think it could go to another level. What do you think of that?"
Moved by the offer, Walczak agrees: "I would love that."
Robbins wants to make it official: "Shake on it?"
And as the hands of two men join, the deal is cemented:
"Yes," says the 18-year-old student.
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Morgan welcomes Robbins, Walczak, and Walczak's mom Holly for a moving example of the power of the human spirit, and desire to help heal.
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