Lack of confidence and procrastination are common issues that block individuals from identifying and achieving their personal and career goals. Negative thinking and the resulting patterns of behavior can be very difficult to change, especially when they are reinforced through self-fulfilling prophecies and embedded beliefs about oneself. Achieving happiness, fulfillment and attaining career goals are possible for everyone. Practical techniques like interview performance can be learnt, and self-limiting beliefs can evolve.
The Challenge is part of the National Citizen’s Service, a personal and social development programme for young people aged 15 to 17. As part of The Challenge, young people are invited to try out new activities, learn new skills and meet new people, with a view to boosting their confidence and improving their future outlook. Darren was recruited by The Challenge to work with a group of young people in his capacity as a photography practitioner, sharing with them the skills he uses each day and encouraging them to try out photography for themselves.