The issue may come down to the dichotomy between goal setting and problem solving. Those who are energized by establishing and achieving bold, new directives are goal setters. But if the plans for the future drain you of motivation and you're more of a here and now person then you are a problem solver.
Of course, change isn't easy -- no matter how you do it. Slow gains are boring. They're unsexy. Nobody writes news stories about them. But moving forward in a slow and methodical manner doesn't mean you lack ambition, drive, or vision. The stained glass artist has a very clear vision. He knows exactly what he is working toward.