The maneki neko is a popular Japanese sculpture that is believed to bring good luck to its owner. Often used in businesses - A raised left paw attracts customers while a raised right paw supposedly attracts money.
Also know as the Money Cat it is a symbolic ornament that offers people hope that they will achieve wealth and success.
We all know that these ornamental pieces don't directly produce what they promise.
What they do offer is a symbol that you can look at when your feeling beaten. Having one in a highly visible place can give you a constant beacon of light that makes you persevere on something that may at times feel too hard.
To believe in the abilities of one of these ornaments (and in effect believe in yourself) you can manifest success.