Action is the fuel of success. One begins with a vision, refines that vision into goals, refines the goals into plans, and refines the plans into daily actions.
Marianne Van Weezep has written a very good introduction to this topic. She says action has to be derived from priorities and that priorities should be grouped in three categories. Our choice of action needs to be based on an objective understanding of priorities.
See more of what Van Weezep has to say on this topic at http://informationanthology.net/CareerMentor/Priority-Action.html.