The wonderful thing about aviation, and about flying on a regular basis, is that no two flights are the same. There’s no such thing as a “routine” flight from Point A to Point B. Even a flight that involves traveling between two airports I’ve been to dozens of times before, there’s always something new to learn.
Of course, it’s possible to miss the lessons, to ignore the opportunities to get better, to ask questions, to self-evaluate. But to become a better pilot, it’s up to us to grasp these lessons, to grow from our mistakes, and to recognize that no matter how many hours we have, the “perfect flight” will always elude us. Good pilots embrace the lessons, accept the challenges, and are better for it.