I think knowing the weight you got last session is a good indicator of the ballpark you want to be in, in terms of weight you're working with that day, if you're doing similar reps and sets from last session.
But consider this:
Maybe you didn't get to eat as much today as you did last session.
Maybe you didn't get a good night's sleep and don't feel as rested, so not as strong.
Maybe you're working incredibly hard at your day job and you're feeling mentally exhausted from that.
All of these things factor into your ability to train to your maximum potential, amongst other things. Keep that in mind when you're trying to gauge your working weight. Daily RPE is a great gauge for this. Maintaining intensity (unless you're doing a planned deload) is critical to stimulating growth.
We know linear progression is unrealistic. There are plenty of ways to increase intensity and stimulate growth without trying to add weight to the bar as has been cited here many times.
One thing I'll do is use about the same weight from my previous session,but instead do pause reps, or do 2-3 second holds, depending on the exercise. This allows you to increase intensity while maintaining form, and not increasing weight.