Mr. Keating makes his students leave the classroom and brings them to the wall with photos of former students. He points out how similar they are to the students in the photos to stress that life is short. Mr. Keating inspires his students to "seize the day" and make their lives extraordinary.
Rocky Balboa understands the challenges that life can present. In this clip, Balboa gives an encouraging speech to his son to motivate him to achieve success by taking responsibility for his life and going after what he wants. Balboa says that life will knock you down and throw you punches and that life’s about taking the hits and moving forward.
Mr. Simonet gives his students a year-long assignment: "Think of an idea to change our world - and put it into ACTION!" He creates this assignment to prove to his students that, despite their age and current situation, they can indeed change the world. Mr. Simonet inspires his students by suggesting that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.