And each week Tony will come on HuffPost after his NBC show to join the discussion -- and to offer specific tools and strategies for overcoming crises. So check out our Breakthrough blog , and answer the questions. Do it on video or do it in writing, but remember to focus on the solution, rather than the problem.
Together, we can use our collective knowledge and experience to support and help one another through even the most challenging times. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. A month ago, when Tony Robbins was passing through New York, we met for a drink. In the course of our conversation, we realized that -- from our different perspectives -- we both had been thinking about a similar problem: how can people faced with enormous challenges carry on without collapsing under the burden?
I had just finished my upcoming book on Third World America in which I write about the millions of middle class Americans who are suddenly finding themselves without a job, or without a home, or without the possibility of giving their children a better future. By the end of the book, I found myself consumed with identifying practical solutions and sources of help that those struggling could use right away -- instead of anxiously waiting for government to act.
And I recognized that it all starts with each individual's inner strength and resilience. Tony, meanwhile, had been working on " Breakthrough with Tony Robbins ," a series of primetime TV specials for NBC focused on the stories of people who had been dealt an incredibly bad hand by life. He showed me a clip and I was not just deeply moved but, more the point, I was struck by how these people were able to find the strength to transform their lives -- even in the most extreme circumstances.
The clip I saw was about a newlywed who jumps into a swimming pool on his wedding day, hits his head, and instantly becomes a quadriplegic. When we first encounter them in Tony's special, premiering tomorrow night, he and his wife are trapped in their house -- the wife feeling depressed and angry; the husband feeling guilty and at a loss for what to do.
The transformation in this couple's lives that we see by the end of the hour is stunning -- and I knew it would be really inspiring for anyone going through difficult circumstances of their own most of which, of course, would pale in comparison to becoming a quadriplegic. By the end of our meeting, Tony and I had decided do something on HuffPost that would focus on solutions instead of problems.
The result is Breakthrough: The Power of Crisis , which launches today. I now turn this blog post over to Tony: Arianna and I have been friends for two and a half decades and when we recently met we talked about what a different America we're living in -- one where, for the first time in our history, we have a generation of people who believe the quality of life for themselves and their children will be lower in the future than it has been in the past. It's not so hard to figure out why this is, all you have to do is turn on the news -- and hear about the job losses and the foreclosures and the bankruptcies and the destruction of the environment in the Gulf.
No wonder so many people are feeling like life is beyond their control. That numbing feeling tends to create what we call learned helplessness. We begin to almost expect to feel like we're puppets on a string reacting to events as opposed to free human beings directing our own destiny. It's a dangerous place to be because, once we believe it, we accept it and we no longer even fight the challenges. The question is, what do we do? Arianna and I have talked about this extensively.
For me, it was creating a television show to remind people of what they already know.
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When you actually witness real people making real changes, two things happen. Yes, you are moved -- maybe even to tears -- but, more importantly, you are inspired. Tancredi does a as a defender approaches and the ball comes back to Sinclair, positioned a yard or so off the corner of the penalty box. Sinclair then loads up her weaker left foot and bends the ball high from distance off the far goalpost into the net past a diving goalkeeper.
There are six Brazilians inside the box including the goalkeeper. And that was something I had never seen from here before. It just made me feel like she was limitless. A fine pass from Nault to Tancredi slices open the defence. Tancredi then flicks the ball to Sinclair, who is racing towards goal.
Sinclair controls the ball with her left foot then takes an extra touch to get round a defender and cooly slots the ball home with her right foot. The second goal comes from a fine cross from Tancredi, who leaves an American defender standing before sending the ball into the box. Sinclair gets separation from her marker and heads it into the corner past American goalkeeper Hope Solo.
The third comes off a Sophie Schmidt corner, with Sinclair rising high to beat her marker again before heading the ball nigh into the corner over a defender positioned at the post.
Fleming and Deanne Rose play huge parts in laying the groundwork for the goal, with Fleming pilfering the ball off a Brazilian and showing some on-the-ball trickery before sending it to Rose, who squares the ball to an onrushing Sinclair into the penalty box. Sinclair scored twice and both were beauties. Jump to navigation.
The year-old southpaw defeated 69th-ranked Benoit Paire, followed by a massive win against World No. Amritraj feels this is the best opportunity for Prajnesh to become the first Indian to break into top 50 since legendary Ramanathan Krishnan. And I think he has got a very good opportunity to capitalise on it not just this week but the season," year-old Amritraj told Mail Today on Monday.
I think he is in a very good position to get into top 50s. Amritraj, who now heads the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association, praised the local boy of Chennai and was reluctant of suggesting how Prajnesh should pick up his game from here on.