Gone are the days when your parents told you when it was time to do your homework, clean your room, or do your laundry. College is the time when you are transitioning from being a teenager to a real adult (scary, I know)!
In order to be successful, self discipline is essential. When you don't have anyone telling you what to do, it can be very difficult to turn down a sporting event or party so you can write a paper or study. But without self-discipline, you could find yourself falling behind on your school work which can be difficult to recover from.