Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) was a famous American aviator and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, an achievement which earned her the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross. Earhart was also a staunch advocate for women's rights who parlayed her aviation fame into several best-selling books. She was a faculty member at Purdue University and a member of the National Woman's Party. Despite the many accomplishments of her lifetime, Earhart is best known for the way she died. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart and her navigator disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Her grim and mysterious death still resonates to this day.

Here is Earhart on the topic of choosing your life's path:

"Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."