A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 23, 2014
“If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way: if not, you’ll find an excuse”

Entry in progress—B.P.
“If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way: if not, you’ll find an excuse” has been printed on many posters.

Wikipedia: Jim Rohn
Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.

2 October 1957, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, “Iowa Picked by Kiwanians” (AP), pg. 3, col. 1:
Guy V. Keeler, Lawrence, Kas., director of lecture and concernt bureau at the University of Kansas, in his banquet address said “we have too many critics and not enough example.”

Mr. Keeler said, “anybody who wants to, can find a way to do something—anybody who does not want to find a way, will find an excuse.”

10 May 1958, Greensboro (NC) , “Merchants Hold Annual Banquet At Reidsville,” pg. A2, col. 6:
‘Those who want to do a thing will find a way and those who don’t will find an excuse.”
(Sam D. Bundy, humorist of Farmville.—ed.)

Google News Archive
3 August 1984, Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, “Local Man’s Hobby of Collecting Quotes Used in His Theme Books” by Becky Watson, pg. 4C, col. 4:
“Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.” Author Unknown.

Google Books
Celebrate Selling:
The Consultative-Relationship Way>o?
By Rick Crandall and Aldonna R. Ambler (Institute for Effective Sales and Marketing)
Corte Madera, CA: Select Press
1998
Pg. 14:
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Forbes magazine

Google Books
Cash in a Flash:
Real Money in No Time

By Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen
New York, NY: Harmony Books
2009
Pg. 64:
Someone once said, “If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If you really don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

Google Books
Finding Your Way:
Timeless and Usable Solutions for Any Leader

By Walter Boston
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2010
Pg. 95:
I once read, “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t you will find an excuse.”

Google Books
Inspirations from the Everyday
By Tandy Balson
Victoria, BC: FriesenPress
2014
Pg. 23:
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” (Jim Rohn)

Twitter
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‏@alee_gamez
when you want something you find a way, when you dont, you find an excuse.
12:45 AM - 23 Jul 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Permalink


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