Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., is still a freshman and is president of the 2008 Democratic freshman. While speaking to the incoming class of 2010, Connolly offered his ten-point plan for success.

1) Protect and honor your family

2) To thine own self be true

3) Pick your legacy

4) Do your homework

5) Pick your committees with care

6) Revere and honor the institution

7) Acknowledge the sincerity of an adversary

8) Seek out companions on the other side.

9) Exploit the richness of this place

10) Don't let it go to your head.