Studies in psychology have shown that:
1. People are much more likely to help than you think; and
2. People always underestimate the willingness of others to help!
I've found this to be the case throughout my various interactions, both in a personal and professional context.
I've also found that to be the case with coaching clients: they find it extremely difficult to ask for help, unless it's in the context of a coaching session: many of their "problems" could be solved by just asking family members, friends or even complete strangers for a little help! They're just too afraid of getting "no" for an answer.
Of course, you need to demonstrate (to yourself and others) that you've put in the hard work first, that you're willing to do the hard work in the future, and that you would also be willing to help in the future. That's a given...
But never hesitate to ask for help when you feel the need to. You will be surprised at how much people are willing to lend you a hand...