Resilience is our emotional bounce-ability power.  It is highly elastic, it stretches but does not break.  It wants us to get back on the horse right away.  When van Gogh can't sell any of his paintings, resilience rallies his discipline to continue his work.

Becoming a Life Change Artist, Fred Mandell, Ph.D and Kathleen Jordan, Ph.D., Penguin Group, 2010, pg. 231.