First, let me say that bouncing back may seem a little euphemistic when talking about facing adversity. However, let’s take the analogy of a ball – the most obvious thing that bounces. When the ball is full of air, it bounces back sharply and quickly when it hits something hard like the ground.
Depending on the extent of the problem you’re facing and how you are doing emotionally and cognitively at the time, you might recover quickly, too, when you run into a hard spot in life.
When the ball is low on air, what happens? It hits the ground with a thud and stays there until it is filled with air again. So you might also have times like this in your life when you feel completely deflated and it takes awhile for you to get enough energy to get up off the ground.