My Karate instructor told me Ali-San if you want to learn Karate then you have to Enjoy The Kick. If you are afraid of the kick then your first tendency is to lean your head forward and subsequently get kicked in the head. But if you are not afraid of the kick then you will remain in a good balance stance and will deflect, block or absorb the kick with your powerful core. Life is the same way, be ready and in good stance when life throws a kick your way.  Do not be afraid, thus leaning your head forward for the kick!