Pulse : In your best-selling book What Do You Want to Do Before You Die ?, you offer hundreds of suggestions for average people to dream and to accomplish . What is the value of creating a bucket list and attempting to cross things off one by one ?
A 2010 appearance on Oprah Winfrey ’ s show helped to launch the “ Buried Life ” team to international prominence .
BN : Writing a bucket list makes your dreams real . It ’ s like a contract with yourself . You take ideas that aren ’ t tangible and suddenly , they are tangible . This creates a small amount of accountability .
The act of trying to accomplish these list items is so valuable , even if you fail , because you learn so much about yourself through the process .
Ben ( second from left ) says after he realized he was not living the life he wanted for himself , “ I decided to surround myself with people who inspired me . I made a list of ‘ 100 things to do before you die ’ with my three friends , Jonnie , Duncan and Dave .”