There are several ways to transform motifs:
And you could combine any number of these in any number of ways.
Have a look at any of the tunes you know and analyse the motivic ideas in this way.
Apply this to your ideas.
It’s MUCH easier to transform a short motif than a long one.
So if you’re trying to, say, develop solos, tell a story, get more logic or sense into your playing, you might try to play shorter ideas and develop them in ways that are similar to the tunes that you already know.