To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. – Confucius
I do agree with this saying. It took me a few moments to get out of the customer service mode of “going above and beyond.”
The saying is about doing things correctly. For example, do not add too much garlic salt to the spaghetti sauce because it will not taste right. Also don’t turn up the heat too high and burn the eggs. And do not leave your cookbook on the burner and burn a burner-shaped hole in the cover. I may have done one or all of these things.
If you follow the directions, your recipe will work. You will have the dish that you desire instead of burnt eggs and cookbooks.