I have experienced the same recurring dream for years. There was a high building and I was falling from the top of it. Everything seemed to happen so abruptly that I felt like I was falling in fast-forward. I used to wake up as my body collided against the ground.
You can read a ton of hypothesys about the meaning of these dreams. Freud speaks about fear of losing control, insecurity or simply panic to fail.
To fall down is a very common and important aspect of our lives, either physical, intellectual or even spiritual. Looks harsh but it’s also effective.
“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up” – Alfred Pennyworth to Bruce Wayne in “Batman: Begins”