Hey! I just want to let you know that you’re not alone. I also started working straight after school in a sales role - at the time, I had never worked before and I was a complete introvert so it was a massive challenge for me. Like you, I was struggling to perform and I was told that if I don’t lift my game, I’ll get performance managed out. That nearly broke me - I felt like a complete failure and didn’t want to keep working there because of it.
For me personally, my motivation was to prove everyone who ever doubted me wrong - yes I was upset with what they were saying, but I just had to cop it on the chin and bounce back as best as I could. I started observing senior colleagues and getting an idea of what they were doing to make them successful - depending on your role, you could ask your manager if you can do the same. I also asked for extra resources, training and support from my manager when we were reviewing my performance - you’ve already taken the first step in recognising that you are struggling, now you just have to develop the courage to let your manger know and ask for extra support.
After doing the above, i went from barely reaching 40% of my targets, to now meeting and exceeding them which is something I never ever thought would be possible, so please don’t give up hope.
If the role you are doing isn’t right for you, then it’s ok to consider looking at other roles - there’s no point staying somewhere where you are not happy and where people are not giving you the support you need. Also, do not forget the fact that you are young. Yes, getting a home loan might be your priority at the moment, but you have plenty of time. It’s ok to step back and think, you know what, maybe it’s not the right time, maybe we can put this on hold. Yes, things may take a little longer, but at least you won’t feel that extra stress and pressure. I’m not sure about you but I like to deal with one thing at a time so maybe you could work on improving your job security first and then later look at your second goal of getting a home loan. Either way, I’m sure it will all work out and in a few years time you will be looking back thinking why was I even worried.
I hope this helps. Wishing you all the best,