You can almost convince yourself that you’ve accomplished things just by thinking about them. The alternative is to be more realistic. You don’t necessarily regard the dreaming process as bad or an obstacle, but it’s not realistic enough. Action speaks louder than words. You should regard the daydreams as pure thought patterns. In the situation of fantasizing, you need to relate with earth, the physical situations of life.
From “Overcoming Obstacles to Work,” in Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness, page 59.