Tommy Pham embodies grit, talent, determination, and dedication to his craft. I’m a #PhamFan since he played for the Cardinals. I follow him now for inspiration — like this — to lift me when I’m discouraged.

What works for me is his affirmation of the absolutely essential role of believing in yourself when pursuing a dream, a goal, or your life’s work. Too often, we seek approval and permission from others. Here’s Tommy, clarifying it for us, just in case there was any doubt.

Check out his posts: @TphamLV on Twitter and Instagram, @TommyPhamLV on Facebook.