In the words of Henry Ford, “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t– you’re right.”
Author of the article you mentioned.
Somehow I feel misquoted.
I didn’t say you should have too many action items. With my experience I was missing action items.
I really agree with your view - the article you mentioned is not too different as you might think
It is talking about having big vision WITHOUT any action to take, which is kind of dangerous.
Having a big vision and the steps to go there is actually fine.