Hi, super willpower helps, but it's not the only way. The great thing about chemistry, especially organic, is that it makes sense. Before you think I'm writing from an asylum, let me explain. Chemistry books don't make sense; but if you can figure the basic concepts out, you will be able to work most problems with minimal trouble. Example: I took a practice college clep exam about half way through high school chemistry. Even though I didn't know half the compounds it referred to, my grade was passing. Just get the basics. Chemistry is all about order. Good luck!