When the going gets tough, real toughs go where they can see clearly

When the going gets tough, you must get above it all. (free public domain: clipart-people.com)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Tell me, how do you interpret the part about the tough get going?

It all depends on your mind-set, doesn’t it? You might believe that it means the tough will get involved, roll up their sleeves and tackle the problem. Or you could be cynical and believe that it means the tough will run like the wind…