‘Have confidence in your own choices’
Self-belief goes a long way when you are trying something new, as actress Tracy-ann Oberman has discovered
Sometimes you just have to have confidence in your own voice and your own choices, and push on through. I am currently appearing in Stepping Out, in London’s West End, which is set in a tap dancing class. Before rehearsals, I had never tapped in my life. I thought it was going to be impossible, but it’s been all right. I’m not brilliant, but I can do it.
Dancing takes you out of your head, out of your world, away from family and problems. It has given me the confidence to take on my first role in a musical, Fiddler On The Roof. It means I am going to have to learn to sing, and I feel excited about that.
When you take on something you think you can’t do, your instinct is to say: I’ve never done that, how is it going to work? Now, I think, no. It’s never too late to try something new.
It’s never over, whatever stage you are at in life. We are constantly reinventing and challenging ourselves. The only person who can stop you trying new things is yourself.
We are constantly reinventing ourselves