Sometimes we say thoughts count, and they do. As the seeds are the origin of plants, so are thoughts the origin of execution.
However, a thought that is not acted upon serves the same thing as an unplanted seed.
What counts is action, putting the thought to work. Starting from preparation for planting, to working the field like a farmer until the crop ripens. Just like with crop, not all ideas will succeed. But if it works, we get to feed off the rewards.
So, yes, thoughts count, but so does the action. And maybe, all we need to do is take the next step.