Every single one of us are focused naturally on our lives and what is going on for us. There is nothing wrong in that and we can best serve others by being happy, successful and fulfilled in ourselves.
However, being focused on our own journey first, means that in order to succeed, we need to listen more, not just to others, but more importantly, we need to listen to our own inner voice and thoughts.
More listening means that you are more aware of all that is going on within us and around us.
Talking is a very important part of communication, however, listening is key to understanding and self-development.