In my journey I have found that is better to be real rather than attempting to be perfect. People will connect with you more if you are real rather than being perfect.
People may not agree with you however they will respect you more if you are real and not plastic. So go for it remembering that we if just be ourselves changing over time becoming the best version of myself then we will not only enjoy the journey but also others will believe in us more because we are being real.
Why not be real today? After all who wants to be perfect when you can just be you.