Acceleration to Next/OG

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Acceleration to Next
Contributors Takashi Iba, Toko Miyake
Last modification May 12, 2017
Source Iba & Miyake (2010)[1]; Iba (2010)[2]
Pattern formats OPR Alexandrian
Learning domain
Just before the goal, people tend to press the brake pedal subconsciously. Now is the time to set the next goal and to press down on the accelerator.
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• When you are making research

• When you are writing a paper

• When you are creating something

• When your activity is in the final stage

• When you are at a dead end

It frequently happens that people slack off their efforts subconsciously just before the goal.

• Just before achieving the goal, human tend to unconsciously lose their motivation.

• Finishing work is always tough.

• Humans can work hard in active, just in the process of pursuing our goal.

Set the next goal and pass through the current goal without slowing down.

• Think of the meaning of your activity, and imagine what you should do after achieving its goal.

• Set the next goal on the extension of your activity temporarily, and consider the immediate goal as a passing point. With an image of a bigger goal, you can avoid losing the end work.

Even if you work on your activity with the mind of Passion for Research (Passion for Research) and Firm Determination (Firm Determination), it seems be tough to finish the work before its goal. When you are in the situation like this, it is important to put Acceleration to Next (Acceleration to Next). Work on your activity with Bird’s Eye, Bug’s Eye (Bird’s Eye, Bug’s Eye)for taking the immediate goal as a part of next big goal. With Bird’s Eye, Bug's Eye (Bird’s Eye, Bug's Eye) for looking down a whole of your project, think of what you can do now, and take next goals. In this way, if you keep on progressing while you take your goals as passing points, you will Be Extreme! (Be Extreme!).


  1. Pattern published in Iba, T., & Miyake, T. (2010). Learning Patterns: a pattern language for creative learning II. In Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (p. 4). New York:ACM.
  2. Patlet mentioned in Iba, T. (2010). Designing a Pattern Language for Creative Learners.