If your practice is to simply recite the words or to do what everyone else is doing, then it is fake. It has no depth, no character.
Let your practice take on a life of its own. Let it be spontaneous, quirky, weird. Let it be you.
Then as your practice develops and unfolds, you will develop and unfold. As your practice becomes more pure and uncontrived, you will become more pure and uncontrived. As your practice generates qualities of tolerance, love and compassion, so will you.
If you put the work into your practice, it will change you.