I always think that if I were to just do something differently, the outcome would be different.
This is true of some things: you probably won’t burn your dinner if you read the recipe and keep an eye on the stove.
But sometimes the recipe is wrong, and sometimes the stove doesn’t work properly.
It’s hard to know when that is the cause; we assume everything else works and it was us that was somehow at fault – even if we’re watching the stove and following the directions.
Or maybe it’s just me.