Me, after my Aikido instructor complimented me on a specific technique: “I get that I got that, I just don’t know if I can do it like that again.”
Him: “Hopefully, you never will, because every attack and every partner will be different. Even if any of us [gestures around the room] attack at another point, it could be totally different, and you’d need to react differently.”
So, sure, there’s repetition and technique.
And there’s also knowing that, in this case (and perhaps many others), it’s not about being exact. It’s mainly about knowing how to respond appropriately — and recognizing that that may never look the same.