Web Exclusive: What Ben Nemtin learned from crossing items off his bucket list

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Web Exclusive: What Ben Nemtin learned from crossing items off his bucket list (Photo provided by Ben Nemtin)

(KUTV) -- Ben Nemtin and his friends learned a lot while crossing items off of their "The Buried Life" bucket list--some of them seemingly impossible items.

"Just goes to show it's really about your mindset and your belief in yourself and the things that you really want to do," Nemtin said.

For Nemtin, the lessons he learned from the experience morphed into a mindset and mantra for life.

"You need to be passionate about what you're doing, or you will not have the energy to succeed," he said.

Nemtin and the other "The Buried Life" stars wrote a book, "What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?" to help spread their message, which was recently revised and re-released.

"We all got triggered by something that made us think we want to do something. And so we thought, 'How can we trigger people?" Nemtin said.

So they asked people what they wanted to do before they died, and got thousands of responses.

They compiled some of their favorites, and had artists turn them into life.

Ultimately, Nemtin wants people to think about their own bucket list and what they want to accomplish, and not be afraid of having "audacious" goals.

"It's about setting the bar high. You know, shoot for the moon, you land in the stars, and then just keep doing it," he said.

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