The eyes of this Japanese
Doll, also known as
Daruma and modeled after
are left blank, in order to be filled in by its owner when setting a certain goal. Upon setting the goal, only one eye will be filled in, while the other is left blank, until the goal is fulfilled. Hence, every time
the owner glances at the one-eyed Daruma, he is reminded to work
towards the goal's accomplishment.