Vision provides the why and some of the motivation. However, the behaviours necessary to follow through with that vision are conditioned. We just usually call them habits, such as the habit of success, the habit of coming in early, etc. And you can condition habits, which is an idea that NLP capitalizes on a lot.
Vision is the reason for the existance of certain behaviours. Which is definitely a plus point for being a human being. But, we're still not all that different. I think this is another meaning of Steve's term of conscious living, to live above the level of a conditioned animal.