After writing some thoughts in my notebook I glance back a few pages and realise that I had written almost exactly the same thing a couple of weeks ago. I just hadn't remembered.
This is good. It means I'm on the right track.
And as I look through each iteration I see the same words but in different arrangements, ideas expressed in slightly different ways which, when combined, give a greater depth, a better insight.
Each pass adds a little more flesh to bones building something greater than the sum of its parts.
I need to do this more.