You're a retard and you've jewed yourself. TLDR is
>Stop using social media to compare your 'progress' to other people
most shit you'll se posted on social media is highly cherry picked and/or the 0.001% of autists who do nothing but <the thing> and get gud in short amount of time by virtue of having no fucking life outside of it
>I can have a front and side reference for a character and be unable to model it properly.
Hard truth is: Keep at it. You will suck. You will fail. But that's how you learn. Some people do click faster with what they're doing wrong, that's true, but for most in any artistic medium it can take years of daily practice to start producing something they themselves are satisfied with.
There are lucky faggots who just 'get it', but they're a vast minority.
Post some of your work somewhere (here?) and ask for feedback, try to apply feedback, just saying 'my work sucks' is not helpful, you've got to figure out why it sucks, and take steps to unsuck it if you truly want to make it.
Also there's a big difference between having a technical understanding of the software UI and having the artistic skill of bringing projects to life, from the sounds of it you're a tech nerd who knows how to work the software, maybe look into fundamentals of things like composition / color / etc, actual art topics, and try to apply them to you work.