Sometimes it's wise to take a little advice.
And when you're headed to Congress for the first time, sometimes it's wise to take more than just a little advice.
Although the day-to-day routine doesn't change much on Capitol Hill, figuring out how to thrive in the Beltway pressure cooker can be quite the task.
But fear not.
National Journal has your guide to making it through your congressional career. We have solicited the advice of current and former members of Congress on the keys to success in Washington.
Click below for eight tips on how to navigate your early days in Congress.