Chasing perfection is an unrealistic view of life and yourself. Constantly looking at other people and trying to compare yourself is not the key. In fact, it mentally only sets you further behind. Start by writing out your specific long terms goals, short term goals and start taking action.
It's amazing how much my life has changed since I stopped making excuses for myself. When you want something bad enough, absolutely nothing and no one can stand in your way.
Think about it.