Tired of blowing up all of your mats? Sick of having to participate in a seemingly random botch up of guesses leading to the point where you still need 70% towards completion with only 8 durability to get it done? Try this:
When you fail an action, make your next action "Wait". Just once each time you fail. I went from about 70-80% failure rate to 10-20% just by using the Wait action after every time my previous action failed.
Now if only SE would step up and explain why tier 1 recipes require mats that are near unattainable at lower levels (looking at you, Fire Crystals) I'd be a happy camper.