Companies are often pressured into creating a story of constant growth to satisfy the press and their investors. We shouldn’t demand that of them. In reality every business ebbs and flows, and there will be lean times. The real goal is to act with integrity and to stay committed to the things that matter to you and your community. That — not infinite growth — is what matters in the long run.

Yancey Strickler, Co-founder of Kickstarter, answering the question, “Has Kickstarter reached a plateau?" on Quora.