Going Back to Basics
I, for many years, tacked up my horse, warmed him up and got on with what I wanted to do. I’d have an idea of what I wanted to do, but if it went wrong I would move onto something else, or stick with stuff we could do! There was no progressive plan or evaluation.
To get anywhere worthwhile you have to have a plan of how to get there. Ideally you would keep a diary of your training.
It is absolutely essential that you evaluate where you are after each session. This might be just a mental note, a discussion with your coach or adjustment of your plan to accommodate what you have experienced in the arena.
Whatever happens, you should plan the next session accordingly. Thus ensuring that you stay on track and focused, helping with the building blocks which ensure that you train in a progressive manner.