As long as you're playing the wrong game, your successes and wins will probably not mean that much to you.
Maybe they will in the short term.
But in the long term they probably won't.
In the long run you might even end up feeling empty inside.
But the problem is that you just can't stop playing that game right away and switch to another one.
You've gotta learn the rules of the new game first.
You've gotta play it for a while.
You've gotta get used to it's tiny nuances that you can only understand while playing it.
So if you're playing the wrong game, don't just throw it all away like that.
After all, you've invested a lot of time, resources and energy at getting really good at that game.
And instead just use it to buy yourself some time and freedom to learn, play and get better at your real game.
So that maybe one day you'll be able to stop playing the wrong game all along and switch to playing your real game full time...