Brandon Stanton took his photography from simple street portraits to heart tugging stories on his popular blog, Humans of New York. If you haven’t seen his work or heard of him, I beg you to run to his blog or to Facebook or Instagram or pick up his recently released book of the same name, and be prepared to be wowed.
Strangers have shared intimate soul bearing details with him. Some stories will make you smile, others will bring tears to your eyes. Such is the power of vulnerability.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Brandon gave great sound advice to those of us with an idea, a dream or a hope or a passion simmering in our soul:
“ Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Humans of New York, when I started it, was nothing like it is now. … It didn’t emerge from me thinking a fully formed idea and executing it. It emerged from me tinkering and working and evolving. So many people wait until the pieces are in place to start, and often that moment never comes.”
Perfect timing is an illusion. Concepts will develop and become sustainable only if we start and determine what works, what excites more and what format works best.
Honor that dream by taking one step today.