No matter the "great deal," the "grand opportunity," the "must get now" that comes up. Stick to the plan. You will not regret it.
My frustration is that no one explained the difference to me. No was was able to bridge the experience of a first generation college student and the best of college opportunity. Would-be mentors failed to realize that a code switch was needed.
"If you want something," they exclaim, "work for it!" This is actually the wrong lesson to teach children. Wealth building is the ethic. Get beyond work.
Of course, a college education has value. But, you will also hear me begin every Freshman course I teach with encouragement for them to drop out. I encourage them to take a break and mature if they are not going to approach college with seriousness.