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 June 02, 2013
“You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be”

"You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be” is a saying that has been printed on many posters. Mike Murdock, American televangelist and pastor of the Wisdom Center ministry based in Fort Worth, Texas, wrote in Wisdom for Winning (5th edition) (1988):

“WISDOM PRINCIPLE #57 - You’ll Never Leave Where You Are, Until You Decide Where You’d Rather Be.”

Author Lewis LeRoy Dunnington has also been credited with the saying, but there’s no documentary evidence in any of his books that he ever used it.


Wikipedia: Mike Murdock
Michael Dean Murdock (born April 18, 1946 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States) is an American televangelist and pastor of the Wisdom Center ministry based in Fort Worth, Texas. Murdock preaches around the world and is best known for his promotion of prosperity theology. He often preaches with Benny Hinn and has also preached with Tammy Faye Bakker. He hosts the Wisdom Keys with Mike Murdock television program.

Google Books
Wisdom for Winning (5th edition)
By Mike Murdock
Tulsa, OK: Honor Books
1988
Pg. 168:
WISDOM PRINCIPLE #57 - You’ll Never Leave Where You Are, Until You Decide Where You’d Rather Be.

Google Books
More than Enough:
The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny

By Dave Ramsey
New York, NY: Viking Penguin
1999
Pg. ?:
Lewis Dunnington said, “You will never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be.”

Google Books
The Total Money Makeover Journal
By Dave Ramsey
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2006
Pg. 121:
“You’ll never leave where you are, until you decide where you’d rather be.” —LEWIS DUNNINGTON

Google Books
The Secret of a Victorious and Prosperous Life of Grace and Faith
By John O. Dickson
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2008
Pg. 5:
Just as Dr. Mike Murdock, a highly respected gospel minister, said, “You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you would rather be.”

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“You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be.” -Dr. Mike Murdock
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