Have your heart set on something

Idiom

Have your heart set on something

Definition

This idiom means to be determined and committed to a goal or outcome.

Examples

I had my heart set on opening my own business, and I’m not going to give up until it succeeds.

She had her heart set on going to medical school, and she applied to every program she could find.

Origin

This idiom originated in the early 1600s, but the first written record of it dates back to 1731.

Faqs

Q: How can I have my heart set on something? A: Focus on the goal and be determined to reach it. Have a plan of action and keep trying until you achieve your goals.

Q: What happens if I don’t have my heart set on something? A: If you are not determined or committed to a goal, then you will be more likely to give up easily or not try hard enough to reach it.