"No legacy is so rich as honesty"
I believe that honesty goes a long way, especially if one is honest due to their own genuine intentions, and not because someone told them to. Often, it's not easy to deliver an honest message to an individual or a group of people, because, people are not used to hearing the truth, we are used to hearing beautiful stories that many of us often create to make something that may not be so positive but true sound more positive, with a goal to keep everyone happy towards us. However, at some point we must tell the truth, we must tell the real story, which is much more harder to do if one was not open and honest before to begin with. So, be honest with yourself and others at all times, and you wouldn't need to worry about correcting yourself or be concerned about what may come next if you were to be dishonest.