Can't Buy Me Love is a movie from the 1980s about a nerd who is desperate to improve his social status. In so doing, he makes an investment. He hires the most popular girl in school to be his girlfriend for a few weeks, believing this will permanently elevate his standing with the popular clique at his high school.
Fewer people have run a four-minute mile than have scaled Mount Everest. The first runner to do it was Roger Bannister.
Bannister was a strong runner, but not the most physically gifted athlete. His edge was his strategy. “It is the brain, not the heart or lungs, that is the critical organ,” he once said.