Wired for gratification Steve Prefontaine is from Coos Bay. We are primally wired for gratification: food, survival, mating. Personal-vibrancy leadership is a long-game with zero short cuts.dad • • • • • This website is about our WORK. To ponder today’s post about our HOME, click here. By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.