I can mess around with ideas in my head all I like, but it isn’t until I put the pen to the paper that the real creativity happens. I doodle it out, pieces come together, I get new ideas, and then ~MAGIC~.1
It’s a good metaphor for life. Thinking vs doing.
1 It only works if I turn off my inner Editor for a while and let my Creator take over, à la Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.