To quote psychologist and philosopher William James:"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult taks which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." I couldn't agree more. I hit the floor running - and smiling.

Could you tell me what does the last sentence mean? In particular, what does it mean by hit the floor running? Thanks a lot.
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Hit the floor running = begin at maximum speed or effort
smiling = happy
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Hi Mister, but I do not find it make sense in the context. So, he agree with the qote, then begin at maximum speed or effort? Could you be more specific about this? Thanks.
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It seems quite obvious to me: he hits the floor running (= begins at maximum speed or effort) at the'beginning of a difficult task'.
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