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Project controls are vital to any construction contracting business. Providing practical estimates of appropriate time, cost, and results of the project is an essential foundation leading up to effective decisions made by management. For project controls planners, finding inspiration for success may be as guide-less as a feather floating in mid-air, or requires as much effort as trying to recapture that feather that is floating aimlessly.

Regardless, mindfulness and reflection can be key for controlling your projects and staying on track professionally and personally.

For some daily inspiration and nuggets of wisdom, below are 20 quotes to keep in mind that will positively impact your project success.

Inspirational Quotes For Project Controllers

  1. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

  2. “The P in PM is as much about ‘PEOPLE’ management as it is about ‘PROJECT’ management” – Walt Disneyproject controller inspiration

  3. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

  4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

  5. “It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. [ ], but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” – Steve Jobs

  6. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.” – Colin Powell

  7. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – Cornelius Fichtnerleadership

  8. “A project without a critical path is like a ship without a rudder.” – D. Meyer

  9. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

  10. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal” – John Quincy Adamsproject controller inspiration team

  11. Those who plan do better than those who do not plan even though they rarely stick to their plan.” – Alexander Graham Bell

  12. “Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.” – H.E. Luccock

  13. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; [ ]. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins

  14. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Winston Churchillachieve

  15. “Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.” – Sun Tzu

  16. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote 

  17. “If something is wrong, fix it now, but train yourself not to worry. Worry fixes nothing.” – Ernest Hemingway

  18. “Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.” – Adrienne Clarkson

  19. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlylefocus

  20. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson


If you have your own titbit of inspiration that has helped you along the way, please share it with us in the comments below!