People are likely to follow your lead if you seem like you know what you are doing or talking about. Be mindful of your influence. Always strive to take purposeful steps and act intentionally. You are not responsible for how you are received by others. However, you should feel morally accountable for misguiding someone. It is never too late to remedy the flawed thought or reasoning behind action taken. You cannot be expected to get things right all the time. Though you should humbly acknowledge and accept corrective actions.
Perfection is unattainable. There is no such thing. Attempting to be perfect is a death sentence because you are practically committing to nonexistence. Instead, embrace learning and continually improving yourself and your environment. Change takes time, so commit to growing and developing your thoughts, words, actions, and community everyday.