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 October 07, 2014
“Someday is not a day of the week”

"Someday is not a day of the week” is a saying that has been printed on many posters. If something is schedule to be completed “someday,” that often means “never.”

“The first step in achieving your goals is to recognize that ‘someday’ is not a day of the week” was said by Ed Bliss in his audiobook, Getting Things Done (1978). American author Janet Dailey (1944-2013) is often incorrectly credited with the saying. Denise Brennan-Nelson, author of Someday Is Not a Day of the Week (2005), is also frequently (and incorrectly) credited with originating the saying.


OCLC WorldCat record
Getting things done.
Author: Edwin C Bliss
Publisher: Sunnyvale, Calif., Edwin C. Bliss & Associates, 1978.
Edition/Format: Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English

30 September 1983, The Register (Santa Ana, CA), pg. A6, col. 2 ad:
Someday is not a day of the week…
...stop in today and see…
(Leather & Lace.—ed.)

Google Books
Shorthorn Country
American Shorthorn Association
1986
Pg. 89:
Thought for the month: The first step in achieving your goals is to recognize that “someday” is not a day of the week.

Google Books
CareerTracking:
26 Success Shortcuts to the Top

By James Calano andJeff Salzman
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster
1988
Pg. 214:
“The first step in achieving your goals is to recognize that ‘someday’ is not a day of the week “
-- ED BLISS, GETTING THINGS DONE

Google Books
The Educator’s Book of Quotes
By John Blaydes
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
2003
Pg. 125:
Someday is not a day of the week. —Author Unknown

OCLC WorldCat record
Someday is not a day of the week
Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson; Kevin O’Malley
Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : Primary school : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
When asking to go on various outings, Max always receives the answer “Someday” from adults, but with a little help from the days of the week, he discovers where “Someday” lives.

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“The first step in achieving your goals is to recognize that “someday” is not a day of the week.” Ed Bliss
10:30 AM - 14 Aug 2011

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I should save this for a Monday. “Someday is not a day of the week.” Janet Dailey
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“Someday is not a day of the week.”
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