to keep your eyes on the prize

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - keep your eyes on the prize

"to keep your eyes on the prize"

to remain focused on achieving a positive end result, without being distracted by problems or setbacks


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - keep your eyes on the prize

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I'm about to give up. This project is just too big and too difficult.

Colleague 2Keep your eyes on the prize. Remember the reward at the end.

Colleague 1:  I suppose that you are right.  If I can finish this project successfully, it will pretty much guarantee me a promotion.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - keep your eyes on the prize

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you heard about Shannon?

Friend 2:  Yes. She managed to rise to the top of her company and become its very first CEO.

Friend 1:  It must have been a long and difficult road.

Friend 2:  Shannon faced many challenged but she always kept her eyes on the prize and persevered.

to keep your eyes on the prize - Usage:


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to keep your eyes on the prize - Gerund Form:

Keeping your eyes on the prize means you won't be distracted by issues along the way.

to keep your eyes on the prize - Examples:

1)  By keeping our eyes on the prize, no matter our hardships in this worldly life, we can strive that much ...

2)  But keep your eyes on the prize. Keep your long-term goals in mind, as they'll help you to respond ...

3)  ... keep your eyes on the prize, and think about how lovely it will feel when it's all done.

4)  Hayden kept his eyes on the prize of his first podium of the year, and failed while trying to achieve it.

5)  Some people have their eyes on the prize. A prize beyond medals. That prize is freedom, freedom of expression, ...

6)  Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on. 

7)  INVESTING for the long-term is all about keeping your eyes on the prize, as any good independent financial adviser (IFA) will tell you.

8)  I want a VP who is professional, keeps his eyes on the prize and knows the problems the US faces.

9)  ... believe that it is important for all of us to keep our eyes on the prize, and the prize is peace and stability finally for all the people of our ...

10)  They "kept their eyes on the prize" and stayed focused. They had a goal and they didn't waste their ...

11)  ... positions, are opening however so stay strong and keep your eyes on the prize

12)  We, on the other side, need to keep our eyes on the prize, and continue to work all the way through November 6th. A lot can ...

13)  And of course, I'm trying to keep my eyes on the prize: even if this is going to cost us more than we planned.

14)  ... that much better than fossil fuels so we must always keep our eyes on the prize. Your vision is too short term and fails to perceive the other accumulative ...

15)  ... but if you both keep your eyes on the prize and on the light at the end of the tunnel, knowing the situation is ...

16)  If we keep our eyes on the prize (customer engagement), we can shift to new and better ways of communicating ...

17)  Now that we have a release date that fixes our eyes on the prize, here's hoping that we getting little treats between now and then.

18)  ... keep your head held high, eyes on the prize, and this moment will be absolutely worth all of the hard work and sacrifice ...

19)  ... a lot of grief and pain. And yet she had her eyes on the prize, she was always consumed with the holy fire.

20)  ... running a slightly tighter ship, and if you just keep your eyes on the prize, and keep your focus on purely positive aspects, ...