A black & white photo of Thomas Edison holding a light bulb and looking at it intensely.

Thomas Edison holding a light bulb

Two Traits Determine If a Person Will Be Successful

Throughout history, people have examined what it takes to be successful. Philosophers, entrepreneurs, and even playwrights have all pondered the mystery of what makes one person successful while others fail. From the writings of many great people, it is clear successful individuals have two characteristics: persistence and patience.

People from Various Backgrounds Have These Traits

The Chinese philosopher Confucius demonstrated these two traits. After his teachings were suppressed for political reasons, he continued his lessons, even sometimes while he was exiled, until finally his philosophy received official sanction by the government. Confucius taught his students “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Entrepreneurs and inventors tend to be people with the two traits of persistence and patience. One great example would be Thomas Edison, who held over 1000 patents in his name. It took Edison hundreds of attempts to develop the first practical light bulb, but he never gave up and finally patented his light bulb. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up,” he explained later. “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford, another great entrepreneur, made this statement. Ford went on to use the assembly line technique for the mass production of his affordable Model T automobile. From his first created car, the Quadricycle in 1896, it took him 12 years to finally construct an inexpensive vehicle for the common person.

Finally, even artists have demonstrated what a person can do with a little patience and a lot of persistence. Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw demonstrated these two traits during his life. Throughout his 94 years, Shaw wrote over sixty plays, and eventually won the Nobel Prize in Literature. About success he wrote, “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

Honor Those Who Try and Try Again with a Timepiece

An Executive Gold Clock Desk Set. It's made with rosewood that's coated with a glossy piano finish. It features 2 gold pens, a letter opener & a gold skeleton clock.

Executive Gold Clock Desk Set EX107

Hit Trophy salutes all of those people around the world and throughout history who have displayed patience and persistence. By taking their time and doggedly pursuing their goals, these people have changed our lives. Now, it is time for you to reward those individuals you personally know who have patience and persistence, and you can do that with one of our four terrific timepieces!

Our most expensive but extremely exceptional timepiece is our Executive Gold Clock Desk Set. Item EX107 will add glamour and functionality to any hard worker’s desk. Measuring 6” x 10.5”, this elegant gift provides personal tools sure to be used by the successful recipient. It features a gold skeleton clock with Roman numerals marking the hours, two gold pens, and a gold letter opener. All of these appear on a luxurious rosewood base with an attached engraving plate. We will engrave three lines free of charge, and we will also provide free shipping with this item. Reward those patient and persistent people who use their time to make your organization a success. Give them our Executive Gold Clock Desk Set.

A little less expensive is our extraordinary Skeleton Clock. It stands 7” x 9” so it will easily fit anywhere. Encased in Rosewood finished base, pillars, and lid, a glass pane suspends this distinctive device. Every gear and cog is revealed as this timepiece ticks away the minutes of the day. The transparent circular face of this unusual clock has a golden ring with Roman numerals to mark each hour, and a sub-second dial marks the passing of each second. The lid of our Skeleton Clock may be personalized with a corporate logo and with up to four lines of text. Engraving is free and so is shipping. Now is the time to recognize those successful people around you, and give them our BC523 Skeleton Clock.

For the same price as our Skeleton Clock, we offer our Black and Silver Pillar Clock (item BC977). As the name implies, this prized, personalized gift has two ribbed, silver pillars which stand on an ebony, beveled base. A shiny black cap rests on top of the pillars. These four elements frame a transparent pane. The partially clear face reveals the internal workings that are guaranteed for a lifetime, so they will never quit, just like the deserving recipient. The face’s outer silver ring has contrasting black hands and black Roman numerals to mark each hour. A separate circular face marks the seconds. Below the suspended clock, you may personalize the clock. Three lines of text will fit on the 3.5” x 1.5” black plate. We include batteries, a gift box, engraving, and free shipping.

Our Bell Crystal Clock that features a thick, free standing piece of crystal made in the shape of a bell. It features a silver skeleton clock at the top and a blank area towards the bottom half that is for laser engraving personalization.

Bell Crystal Clock CRY383

Our Bell Crystal Clock (item #CRY383) is the least expensive of our four clocks featured here, but it is still a magnificent gift for those people who never give up. This timepiece has a transparent, bell shaped body made of solid crystal. The face of the device reveals its inner workings while black hands point to Roman numerals that mark each hour. A smaller, separate face has a third hand to mark each second of the day. We will engrave up to four lines of text on the item for free, and we include a free satin lined box for presentation. Our Bell Crystal Clock makes a terrific way to mark a person’s triumphs after patiently and persistently working toward any major accomplishment.

Patience and Persistence Pays Off

We at Hit Trophy wish to thank those people who calmly and consistently dedicate hours, days and years to our businesses, schools and service organizations. That willpower to never give up (even after many failures) has changed the world. Honor those people you know with that same willpower. Show your praise for their patience and persistence by giving them one of our skeleton clocks. Or maybe you simply aren’t a fan of that type of clocks. No worries! We have over 120+ personalized clocks to choose from, so browse our complete collection and order one today!