Same training load, same final rep of same final set, 1 week apart, recognizably disparate RPEs. Much more controlled descent today, much faster ascent. Progress is more than just pounds on the bar, and if you're the kind of person who only sees progress if you can count it, you're in for a lot of disappointment.
As @av_3dmj has succinctly put it on many occasions, you dictate the terms of your own success. Recognize the small victories on your road to improvement, even when the pounds are the same. Besides, where's the fun if you spend most of your time being disappointed? Food for thought!