You can’t possibly take any action through thinking. I will explain with the experience i had recently.
The other day i decided to start waking up at 5.00 am. So i set my alarm before going to bed, In the morning when my alarm went off. I hit the snooze button and went back to laying on the bed. I was deeply engaged in thinking about why should I rise or continue sleeping. An hour went by while i was still having conversations with myself.
Finally, I came to my realization thinking alone can’t help me get off the bed. It can only point out the reasons why i should, shouldn’t and what i should do. So without stopping thinking or trying to convince me otherwise, I pull the blanket of myself and stood up.
Thinking alone while knowing exactly what to do, that is the problem. I knew i should wake up, but i was thinking instead of doing. Most of us are caught up in this loop of thinking instead of doing. When you know what to do go ahead and execute it.
Until next time be true to yourself.