My wife, a professional artist and very good photographer as well, tells me I need to spend more time letting the prints I make incubate after doing my best with them initially. She's right (I learned to say, "Yes dear" in any case ;-).) and I do wait awhile now before deciding i'm done with one. In the interim, I set it in a mat and frame it (holding it in place with the pressure of the glass) and put it where I can look at it as often as possible. With time, I find I have insights I could not have had at first.
Since photographs are so much easier to produce than oil paintings for instance, it seems quite natural to grind them out quickly. Realizing just how much control we actually do have though, is a big step toward 'making' a photograph rather than simply 'taking' one.