Reflecting on it, it seems that when thinking I tend to read, write and re-write many thoughts... and enjoy doing it. Enjoying the stage of thinking and re-thinking.
However, as bad as it is acting impulsively, on the other extreme exists this "paralysis analysis", as the benefit of the thoughts appear when the ideas are turned into realities.
So how to go "from dreamer to doer"? My first memory of this type of experience is when I was a child and one day I came home and my mother had thrown into the bin most of the "rubbish" (parts) I used to keep to build things from broken toys, etc. as I used to keep all type of materials to build things. On one side, I felt sad, on the other, the truth is that I felt relieved, as I had space and far less things that were easy to find.
There have been several occasions in my life when I have moved things to a shed, taking them out of my life temporarily, and that gave me the space to work and find things easily.
When I came to live to UK, I also had that feeling of leaving a lot of things that were stopping me to do things. A type of attachment to thoughts, routines, etc. that kept me static and by coming to UK I had to do many other things to adjust, forcing myself to learn and become more dynamic.
I feel pity to leave things behind me, but it is the only way of focusing in the present and build things not being too busy with so many thoughts and ideas from the past.
When I write a book, when I create something, there is always that painful but necessary step of choosing what to keep and what to let go. On one side, there is sadness. On the other side, there is that feeling of making it more valuable. It reminds me when I studied in Open University and I have to write essays, maybe of 2,000 or 3,000 words. That limit of words to be used to write the essay made you to focus in how to build the discussion, the strengths and weaknesses of each side, the conclusion, etc.
Now I am again in the process of moving, of downshifting from a bigger to a smaller accommodation... and it is that type of feeling of emotion, of knowing that you cannot keep all the books you have and you have to reorganize your life, reorganize the way you keep things, let many things to go away and focus on the essential. It is as if the essay I was going to write in 2,000 words, become a single page and even though on one side you think about the difficulties to reorganize the information and the focus, on the other side you feel excited for the challenge and the new opportunities that come with it.
I think this is one of the effects that happen when you go on holidays or when visiting somebody or some place. You go on your own, maybe with a notebook, without too much information in books, on the web etc.... only you and your brain with your thoughts and emotions, with your experiences and expectations.
All the ideas for my first book came when I used to be in my car just with a notebook and I wrote many thoughts that later were linked with a specific focus.
I think that one of the ways of becoming a doer is to be confident on your ideas, on your thoughts, on your reflections and focusing on them, avoiding the overload of information to which everyday we are exposed.
Always there will be more and more information available, more and more ideas to explore and to work with. The trick is to focus on the essential and the essential for you will be the things your are more motivated with according to your personal circumstances. So, you are the main source, the starting point to do something, regardless the millions of dreams that are flying around.