As a star athlete competing for one of the most beloved college football programs in the country, University of Texas receiver Collin Johnson knows he has a powerful platform. On his YouTube channel, where he has collected more than 12,000 followers, you’ll find positive motivation, advice, and inspiration covering all aspects of life.

He also takes time to get out in the community and share his experiences with young people, including attending a leadership session with the Lake Travis football team, hosted by the University of Texas’ Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation.

Here are 11 inspirational quotes that emerged out of that talk, and these tidbits don’t just apply to young football players. Everyone, no matter age or occupation, could benefit from putting these Collin-ism into practice.

“I’m trying to be the best Collin Johnson I can be.”

“Greatness isn’t just one big thing. It’s a bunch of little things stacked on top of each other.”

“I’m too focused on my grass to know that someone else’s is greener.”

“Someone always has it worse than you and someone always has it better than you, but you’ve got to accept your situation and just rock with it.”

“My expectation I have of myself is always greater than anyone could ever put on me.”

“You have what you need to be successful. You just have to maximize what you have.”

“A good plan executed today is better than a great plan executed in a year or two.”

“You gotta have your own house in order before you clean up everyone else’s stuff.”

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I got a story to tell.

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“Leadership is the ability to have a vision and make other people see that vision.”

“You’ve got to think tactically, not emotionally.”

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Faith over Fear.

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“What you put in is what you’re going to get out.”