This chapter is about dealing assertively with fear, failure, and disappointment in the contexts of higher education. Another way of saying the same thing is that it is about surviving in your educational world. This is not a chapter just for those who are about to drop out, but for anyone who has had an assignment back on which the mark is less than you had expected or hoped for-and if you have not experienced that then it may well be that your expectations are too low! I do, however, deal also with some aspects of more serious failure situations.