This wooden wall plaque from Signals makes me feel uplifted and inspired to embrace life fully. I feel motivated to spread my wings and soar like a buzzard or spread my leaves out to the sun like kudzu. I am the tree--not the Giving Tree but a sneakily Taking Tree.
I'm more for demotivators or framed Joffrey Baratheon quotes, depending on my mood, but I can always work delicious sarcasm, like the words on this plaque.
And how do you persuade someone with text? It's not the idea behind your words; it's writing in italics and alternating fonts.