Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:
The goal and ambition of a believer is to link up with Allah Ta‘ala. Everything else in his life is by the way.
The example of this is that if a person has a very smart looking phone, but no connection, it is worth nothing. On the other hand, if his phone is not so smart looking, but it has all the connections, it is of benefit.
The hadeeth teaches us that two things are very effective in connecting us with Allah Ta‘ala: (1) Silence, and (2) Good Character.